The first book of its kind in the field, Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law has been shaping the study and application of international law for over 40 years. Serving as a single-volume introduction to the field as a whole, the book seeks to present international law as a system that is based on, and helps structure, relations among states and other entities at the international level.
The eighth edition by James Crawford secures the work as the essential international law text for future generations of students and practitioners.
'Crawford's masterly new edition of Brownlie's Principles maintains the authority of the original, combining its long-standing record of profound scholarship with insight and a timely sense of relevance and weight in handling the latest developments. Principles remains the essential companion for every student and practitioner.' Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Senior Research Fellow & Professor of International Refugee Law, All Souls College, Oxford
'All you need to know in public international law; logically organized and clearly exposed. A successful balance between completeness and manageability. Remarkably up-to-date and "modem", without neglecting the more traditional aspects.' Alain Pellet, Professor, University Paris-Ouest, Nanterre-La Défense; former Chairperson, United Nations, International Law Commission
'The eighth edition of Brownlie's authoritative Principles couldn't have been put into more competent hands. James Crawford has maintained the quality, usefulness, and authority of the original.' Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Chair, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
'Brownlie's Principles has for many years been recognized as one of the great classic treatises on international law. This edition, revised by one of the leading international lavvyers in the world, will undoubtedly continue to enjoy broad appeal to students and practitioners alike.' Bruno Simma, Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor;former Member of the International Law, Commission and of the International Court of Justice
'I would not dream of doing a case in the English courts without consulting Brownlie's Principles and with Professor Crawford's masterful updating that Brownlie reflex is now stronger than ever.' Samuel Wordsworth, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers
James Crawford, SC, FBA, Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge; Research Professor of Law, LaTrobe University. In 2010 he was awarded the Nessim Habif World Prize by the University of Geneva and in 2012 the Hudson Medal by the American Society of International Law.