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The acquisition of territory in international law

With a new introduction by Marcelo G. Kohen

By R. Y. Jennings

The acquisition of territory in international law
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  • ISBN: 9781526117175
  • Publish Date: Apr 2017
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-1717-5
    • Pages: 168
    • Price: £30.00
    • Published Date: April 2017
    • Series: Melland Schill Classics in International Law

    Description

    Originally published by Manchester University Press in 1963, this book is now regarded as a classic of international law literature. Jennings examines the major issues relating to the acquisition of territory in a stimulating and elegant manner, providing a sense of the critical relationship between law and politics on the international scene - vital if law is to be practiced and interpreted correctly.

    This reissue features a new introduction by Marcelo G. Kohen of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, contextualising the work and discussing its continued relevance to students of international law and international lawyers themselves. He is one of the leading experts on questions of acquisition of territory, having been involved in numerous territorial disputes before the International Court of Justice.

    Reviews

    'Unbelievably easy to read. Elegant and perceptive, The Acquisition of Territory examines the major issues relating to the acquisition of territory in international law in a stimulating, easily digestible yet enormously profound way.'

    Malcolm N. Shaw, University of Leicester

    Contents

    New Introduction by Marcelo G. Kohen

    I. Territorial Change
    The Nature of Territorial Sovereignty
    The Meaning of Title
    The Procedures of Territorial Change
    Boundary Disputes
    Conclusions

    II. The Modes of Acquisition
    Cession
    Occupation and Prescription
    Historical Consolidation of Title
    Intertemporal Law
    The Critical Date
    Conclusions

    III. Recognition, Acquiescence and Estoppel
    Estoppel
    Estoppel and Recognition
    Estoppel and Acquiescence
    The Temple Case

    IV. Title and Unlawful Force
    Forcible Self-help
    Conclusions

    V. Legal Claims and Political Claims
    Political Claim or Legal Title?
    Geographical Considerations
    Historical Continuity
    Self-determination
    Procedures for Political Decisions Respecting Territory

    Appendix
    Index

    Author

    Marcelo Kohen is Professor of International Law at the Institut de Droit International

    The late Sir Robert Yewdall Jennings (1913-2004) became a fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge in 1939, and was appointed as the Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge in 1955. He resigned from this chair in 1982 when he was elected as a judge of the International Court of Justice where he served until his retirement in 1995. He was President of the Court from 1991 to 1994.

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