International Law: A Dictionary is a pathbreaking study of the development of international law from the earliest times to the present for students, scholars, legal professionals, and other interested readers. Combining the features of a brief encyclopedic dictionary and a textbook, readers are acquainted with the basic tenets of public international law. Preceding the main text are a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a glossary of Latin phrases, a chronology of major developments, a table of cases with references to entries and a list of the 373 entries. Numerous cross-references lead the reader to relevant entries, and the abundant references to primary sources, mostly treaties and court cases, enable the reader to locate research materials. The selected bibliography includes books, research aids, textbooks, and casebooks as well as recent books on special international law topics.
As trade barriers are lifted in the single European market, the level of contact between European lawyers is certain to increase. A basic understanding of each other's technical and legal terminology is therefore essential and this dictionary is designed to fulfill this need. This book is a dictionary of English, French and German legal terms. It is in three sections so that it is easy to find the appropriate entry whether you are starting with an English, French or German word. It covers not only the technical legal terms, but genera law-related terms from other fields and will be useful not only to lawyers, but also to a wide range of others in commerce and industry, such as auditors, accountants and insurance company executives.
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1987.