1. Research Handbooks in International Law series

    This highly original series offers a unique appraisal of the state-of-the-art of research and thinking in international law. Taking a thematic approach, each volume, edited by a prominent expert, covers a specific aspect of international law or examines the international legal dimension of a particular strand of the law. A wide range of sub-disciplines in the spheres of both public and private law are considered, from international environmental law to international criminal law, from international economic law to the law of international organisations, and from international commercial law to international human rights law. The Research Handbooks comprise carefully commissioned chapters from leading academics as well as those with an emerging reputation. Taking a genuinely international approach to the law, and addressing current and sometimes controversial legal issues, as well as affording a clear substantive analysis of the law, these Handbooks are designed to inform as well as to contribute to current debates. Equally useful as reference tools or introductions to specific topics, issues and debates, the Handbooks will be used by academic researchers, post-graduate students, practicing lawyers and lawyers in policy circles.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 30
  1. Research Handbook on Human Rights and Investment

    Research Handbook on Human Rights and Investment

    Edited by Yannick Radi
    The interplay between human rights and investments is a key and complex issue in today’s world. To take stock of this importance and to tackle this complexity, this Research Handbook offers a unique multi-faceted approach. It gathers in-depth contributions which focus on the interplay between human rights and investments in various international legal regimes, economic sectors and regions. It also provides thorough analyses of the various types of accountability that may result from the activities of multinational corporations in relation to human rights. This Research Handbook is intended for practitioners, policy-makers, academics and students eager to understand the interaction between human rights and investments in all its dimensions.​ Learn More
    December 2018   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  2. Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law

    Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law

    Edited by Moshe Hirsch, Andrew Lang
    Bringing together a highly diverse body of scholars, this comprehensive Handbook explores recent developments at the intersection of international law, sociology and social theory. It showcases a wide range of methodologies and approaches, including those inspired by traditional social thought as well as less familiar literature, including computational linguistics, performance theory and economic sociology. The Handbook highlights anew the potential contribution of sociological methods and theories to the study of international law, and illustrates their use in the examination of contemporary problems of practical interest to international lawyers. Learn More
    November 2018   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  3. Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes in International Law

    Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes in International Law

    Edited by Marcelo G. Kohen, Mamadou Hébié
    Despite globalization and the increasingly transnational character of human activities, territorial disputes remain a significant source of tensions in international relations and constitute a large share of inter-state cases brought before international tribunals and courts. The Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes in International Law analyses the concepts, technical rules, and norms applicable to territorial disputes. Learn More
    October 2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  4. Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law, Second Edition

    Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law, Second Edition

    Edited by Geraint Howells, Iain Ramsay, Thomas Wilhelmsson
    July 2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  5. Research Handbook on Remote Warfare

    Research Handbook on Remote Warfare

    Edited by Jens David Ohlin
    The practice of armed conflict has changed radically in the last decade. With eminent contributors from legal, government and military backgrounds, this Research Handbook addresses the legal implications of remote warfare and its significance for combatants, civilians, policymakers and international lawyers. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  6. Research Handbook on UN Sanctions and International Law

    Research Handbook on UN Sanctions and International Law

    Edited by Larissa van den Herik
    Since the end of the Cold War we have witnessed an unprecedented intensification of the use of sanctions by the UN Security Council. This study of the current practice of UN sanctions in international law includes the different types of UN sanctions regimes, notably counter-terrorism regimes, counter-proliferation regimes and conflict-resolution regimes. It covers their interrelationship with other regimes and substantive areas of law, as well as issues arising from their implementation and application at the domestic level. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  7. Research Handbook on Transitional Justice

    Research Handbook on Transitional Justice

    Edited by Cheryl Lawther, Luke Moffett, Dov Jacobs
    Providing detailed and comprehensive coverage of the transitional justice field, this Research Handbook brings together leading scholars and practitioners to explore how societies deal with mass atrocities after periods of dictatorship or conflict. Situating the development of transitional justice in its historical context, social and political context, it analyses the legal instruments that have emerged. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 315.00   Web: $ 283.50
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  8. Research Handbook on the Politics of International Law

    Research Handbook on the Politics of International Law

    Edited by Wayne Sandholtz, Christopher A. Whytock
    What is the relationship between politics and international law? Inspired by comparative politics and socio-legal studies, this Research Handbook develops a novel framework for comparative analysis of politics and international law at different stages of governance and in different governance systems. It applies the framework in a wide range of fields—from human rights and environmental standards, to cyber conflict and intellectual property—to show how the relationship between politics and international law varies depending on the sites where it unfolds. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  9. Research Handbook on International Courts and Tribunals

    Research Handbook on International Courts and Tribunals

    Edited by William A. Schabas, Shannonbrooke Murphy
    This collection takes a thematic and interpretive, system-wide and inter-jurisdictional comparative approach to the debates and controversies related to the growth of international courts and tribunals. By providing a synthetic overview and critical analysis of these developments from a variety of perspectives, it both contextualizes and stimulates future research and practice in this rapidly developing field. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  10. Research Handbook on International Law and Natural Resources

    Research Handbook on International Law and Natural Resources

    Edited by Elisa Morgera, Kati Kulovesi
    Research Handbook on International Law and Natural Resources provides a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the role of international law in regulating the exploration and exploitation of natural resources. It illuminates interactions and tensions between international environmental law, human rights law and international economic law. It also discusses the relevance of soft law, international dispute settlement, as well as of various unilateral, bilateral, regional and transnational initiatives in the governance of natural resources. While the Handbook is accessible to those approaching the subject for the first time, it identifies pressing areas for further investigation that will be of interest to advanced researchers. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 310.00   Web: $ 279.00
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  11. Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law

    Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law

    Edited by Susan C. Breau, Katja L.H. Samuel
    International law’s role in governing disasters is undergoing a formative period in its development and reach, in parallel with concerted efforts by the international community to respond more effectively to the increasing number and intensity of disasters across the world. This Research Handbook examines a broad range of legal regimes directly and indirectly relevant to disaster prevention, mitigation and reconstruction across a spectrum of natural and manmade disasters, including armed conflict. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 330.00   Web: $ 297.00
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  12. Research Handbook on the International Penal System

    Research Handbook on the International Penal System

    Edited by Róisín Mulgrew, Denis Abels
    Drawing on the expertise and experience of contributors from a wide range of academic, professional and judicial backgrounds, this handbook critically analyses the laws, policies and practices that govern detention, punishment and the enforcement of sentences in the international criminal justice context. Comprehensive and innovative, it also explores broader normative questions related to international punishment and makes recommendations for the international penal system’s development. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  13. Research Handbook on the Theory and Practice of International Lawmaking

    Research Handbook on the Theory and Practice of International Lawmaking

    Edited by Catherine Brölmann, Yannick Radi
    The global landscape has changed profoundly over the past decades. As a result, the account of the making of international law based on the traditional theory of sources is increasingly challenged. This Handbook offers a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of international law‐making today. It takes stock at both the conceptual and the empirical level of the instruments, processes, and actors involved in the making of international law. The book contains essays by leading scholars on key aspects of international law-making and on law-making in the main issue areas, with an interest in classic processes as well as new developments and shades of normativity. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  14. Research Handbook on Jurisdiction and Immunities in International Law

    Research Handbook on Jurisdiction and Immunities in International Law

    Edited by Alexander Orakhelashvili
    This Research Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the international law of jurisdiction and immunities, illustrating those aspects in which the law of jurisdiction and law of immunities are mutually interdependent, as well as shedding light on the implications of that interdependence. With authoritative contributions from recognized experts, it offers an impartial perspective on the applicable international law, independent from any positions held in governmental or other institutional circles. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  15. Research Handbook on Transnational Labour Law

    Research Handbook on Transnational Labour Law

    Edited by Adelle Blackett, Anne Trebilcock
    The editors’ substantive introduction and the specially commissioned chapters in the Handbook explore the emergence of transnational labour law as a field, along with its contested contours. The expansion of traditional legal methods, such as treaties, is juxtaposed with the proliferation of contemporary alternatives such as indicators, framework agreements and consumer-led initiatives. Key international and regional institutions are studied for their coverage of such classic topics as freedom of association, equality, and sectoral labour standard-setting, as well as for the space they provide for dialogue. The volume underscores transnational labour law’s capacity to build bridges, including on migration, climate change and development. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 330.00   Web: $ 297.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  16. Research Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace

    Research Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace

    Edited by Nicholas Tsagourias, Russell Buchan
    This timely Research Handbook contains an analysis of various legal questions concerning cyberspace and cyber activities and provides a critical account of their effectiveness. Expert contributors examine the application of fundamental international law principles to cyberspace such as sovereignty, jurisdiction, state responsibility, individual criminal responsibility, and intellectual property rights. In addition to this, they explore the application of international law rules to cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, cyber crime, cyber attacks and cyber war and discuss the cyber security policies of international and regional institutions. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  17. Handbook of Space Law

    Handbook of Space Law

    Edited by Frans von der Dunk
    Handbook of Space Law addresses the legal and regulatory aspects of activities in outer space and major space applications from a comprehensive and structured perspective. The book fundamentally addresses the dichotomy between the state-oriented character of international space law and the increasing commercialization and privatization of space activities. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 345.00   Web: $ 310.50
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  18. Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties

    Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties

    Edited by Christian J. Tams, Antonios Tzanakopoulos, Andreas Zimmermann
    Offering a unique conceptual approach to the Law of Treaties this insightful Research Handbook not only sets out the foundational issues, but identifies tensions within the field, including formalism vs flexibility, integrity vs flexibility, and uniformity vs specialisation, to name a few. It seeks to define and re-define the dimensions in which Treaty law operates, tracing its fault-lines and the challenges it faces, such as breaches, regime-collisions, state succession and armed conflict. Representing a broad range of jurisdictional and ideological perspectives, the Research Handbook provides a diverse and stimulating approach to international treaties. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 295.00   Web: $ 265.50
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  19. Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism

    Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism

    Edited by Ben Saul
    This Handbook brings together leading scholars and practitioners to examine the prolific body of international laws governing terrorism. It exhaustively covers the global response to terrorism in transnational criminal law, the international law on the use of force, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, the law of State responsibility, the United Nations Security Council, General Assembly, UN specialised bodies, and regional organisations. It also addresses special legal issues in dealing with terrorism such as gender, religion, victims of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and customary law. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 325.00   Web: $ 292.50
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  20. Research Handbook on International Energy Law

    Research Handbook on International Energy Law

    Edited by Kim Talus
    International energy law is an elusive but important concept. There is no body of law called ‘international energy law’, nor is there any universally accepted definition for it, yet many specialised areas of international law have a direct relationship with energy policy. The Research Handbook on International Energy Law examines various aspects of international energy law and offers a comprehensive account of its basic concepts and processes. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 295.00   Web: $ 265.50
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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