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.