n Stellenbosch Law Review = Stellenbosch Regstydskrif - International Law: A South African Perspective 4 ed, J. Dugard : book review

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1016-4359
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2193



The much anticipated fourth edition of by John Dugard and his co-authors Max du Plessis, Anton Katz and Daniel Bethlehem reflects on both international and South African sources. The book contains 26 chapters, presenting a wide variety of traditional, international legal topics as well as an in-depth discussion on the relationship between South African domestic law and international law from both historic and current perspectives. It presents the reader with an extensive display of general topics of international law, available in most textbooks, including the sources of international law, statehood, recognition, territory, secession, immunity, diplomatic protection, universal jurisdiction, the main features of international human rights law, humanitarian law and refugee law, the responsibility to protect, a review of Security Council actions, the use of force and self-defence, the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court, the African Union and regional protection of human rights as well as environmental law, law of the sea and air and space law.

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