The ideal companion to any International Law casebook, or to casebooks on International Human Rights Law, International Business Transactions, or International Environmental Law. The Fifth Edition offers: - a clear and accessible writing style - broad coverage of public international issues, complemented by some discussion of salient Constitutional Law and International Business Law topics - a logical organization that poses three broad questions: - What are the international legal rules? - What is the international legal process? - What role does international law play in international relations? - an authoritative resource in a comprehensible context Thoroughly updated to reflect current International Law, the Fifth Edition covers: - the Sosa Case on The Alien Tort Statute, cases on the Geneva Conventions and other U.S. Supreme Court cases deciding on issues of international import - the rapidly expanding jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and other new developments in International Human Rights Law - the Preemptive-War Doctrine and new problems and prospects in the law of war - the Precautionary Principle in International Environmental Law International Law, Fifth Edition, continues to live up to its excellent reputation as a clear, accurate, and timely overview of International Law.