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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3024: Public International Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Malcolm Shaw,  International Law  (Cambridge, 2017)


Malcolm Evans (ed.)  International Law  (OUP, 2014)


Vaughan Lowe,  International Law  (OUP, 2007)


Jan Klabbers International Law (CUP 2016 )


James Crawford, Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law (OUP 2012)


James Crawford and Martti Koskenniemi, The Cambridge Companion to International Law (CUP 2012)


Martti Koskenniemi, The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and fall of International  Law 1870-1960 (CUP 2005)



  • ·ICJ:
  • ·ICC:
  • ·Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
  • ·The International Law Commission:
  • ·Oxford Reports on International Law on campus URL:
  • off campus URL:
  • Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) on campus URL:
  • off campus URL:
  • ·International law blogs:

-       EJIL: Talk!:


-       Opinio Juris: