It took a while, but the underlying premises of this site has culminated in a purposeful short ebook! In the book I explain how international law works in a way that is accessible to any interested reader. Every section talks about one area of the law in a 1000 words or less, and therefore readable within minutes. I bring back each part of international law back to its incomplete essence, in the most objective way possible. But I also explain up front what my own view is of the international legal system as a whole, because no lawyer is free of values or assumptions about the world.
In the book the following subjects are discussed:
- The S-word
- It’s all about them States (and self-determination)
- Jurisdiction: the scope of State power
- Above the Law?: State immunity
- Above the Law?: Immunity for individuals
- Who is what international law
- World government?
- Making international law
- Treaties galore
- International Law and National Law
- Human rights
- You and me in war
- Crime and punishment
- Settling disputes without guns
- Holding States accountable – part One
- Holding States accountable – part Two
- Going to Court
- Prohibiting war
- …except in self-defense
- …or when the UN okays it
- …or when states want to do so anyway
- The Future of International Law
The book is perfectly suited for students, journalists and everyone who wants to understand the world around them a little better.
You can pre-order the book here from any Amazon site! This post will be updated when the book is also available in other formats and for other platforms.
UPDATE: Now also availabe for pre-order for the Kobo e-reader in .epub format here!