Public International Law adheres to the syllabus of the undergraduate law courses of all major universities and law institutes. This book is part of the Quick Reference Guide: Q&A Series designed as a study aid for law students with a clear objective of assisting students in their examination preparation. Further, it deals with the most important topics in a comprehensive manner. The book covers important topics of international law such as, the sources of international law, custom and customary law, the relationship between international law and municipal law, subjects of international law, theories of recognition of states, modes of recognition, state succession. The book further deals with the topics of Nationality, Double Nationality and Statelessness, Extradition, Asylum, State Territory, Treaties, ‘Pacta Sunt Servanda’, Intervention, Law of the Seas, Continental Shelf, the law of Outer Space-Treaty of 1967, Air Space, War and its effects, etc. Lastly, the book covers topics like settlement of international disputes, the General Assembly, the Security Council, diplomat or diplomatic privileges and immunities, the International Court of Justice, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Trade Organisation (WTO), International Organisations and terrorism. Key Features • Contains 5 questions and answers focusing on quick conceptual clarity, covering over 11 relevant topics and over 3 important cases • Answers are supplemented with numerous judgments, case law and citation • Helps students to prepare for exams and enhances their answer-writing skills by providing to-the-point answers • Presents topics in question and answer format, as a tool for aiding in last minute rapid revision • Provides frequently-asked questions based on previous years’ question papers from major universities in the form of essay questions, short questions and important cases
V C Govindaraj is a former Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Professor V C Govindaraj has spent his lifetime in the study of international law-public and private law, constitutional law, besides teaching graduate students of Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, subjects like Roman law, law of international institutions and human rights, law of the sea and other allied subjects in public international law. He has also been a visiting professor at various prestigious universities and academic institutions.