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International law does not seem immediately relevant to domestic Australian politics and law, let alone to our everyday lives. Yet, as this essential book shows, international law has a growing significance for trade, human rights, crime, terrorism and climate change. This is a highly readable, timely and important book that shows that while international law can seem remote, there is an urgent need to understand it and for its processes to be as transparent as possible.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780868409061
ISBN-10: 0868409065
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: UNSW Press
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Hilary Charlesworth

Hilary Charlesworth is the Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice and Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the Law Faculty, Australian National University. She was awarded an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship in 2005. Madelaine Chiam is a Research Fellow with the Centre for International and Public Law and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Australian National University. She holds Arts and Law degrees from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. Devika Hovell is a lecturer and Director of the International Law Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW. She has worked previously at the United Nations International Law Commission and in the Department of Legal Affairs at the International Court of Justice. She has a Master of Laws from New York University and an Arts/Law degree from the University of Western Australia. George Williams is the Anthony Mason Professor and Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. From 1995 to 2000 he worked at the Faculty of Law and Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University and in 1992 was Associate to Justice Michael McHugh of the High Court. George also practises as a barrister and has appeared in High Court cases raising issues such as freedom of communication, freedom from racial discrimination and the separation of powers. George is a media commentator on issues including constitutional law and the High Court.