International Law: Doctrine, Practice and Theory, 2nd ed.

John H. Currie, Craig Forcese, Joanna Harrington and Valerie Oosterveld.

January 2014
Irwin Law
ISBN: 978-1-55221-357-5


International Law: Doctrine, Practice, and Theory is an innovative and unique volume which crosses the traditional boundaries between textbook, casebook, and scholarly monograph. The book is designed primarily as an introduction to the system and substance of international law. It is also a convenient and comprehensive reference work on the most important aspects of this burgeoning field.

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About the Authors:

John H. Currie teaches public international law, the use of force by states, and the law of armed conflict. He is also an adjunct research professor in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. The holder of degrees in astronomy and physics from the University of Toronto, and in law from the universities of Ottawa and Cambridge, Professor Currie is editor-in-chief of The Canadian Yearbook of International Law and the author or co-author of several books. His research and writing interests include various aspects of public international law, with a particular focus on its reception in domestic legal systems.

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Craig Forcese teaches public international law, national security law, administrative law and constitutional law. He also co-teaches advanced international law and relations at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.  He also co-organizes and instructs the Canadian component of Georgetown Law’s National Security Crisis Law course and simulation. In 2017, Professor Forcese and Kent Roach received the Canadian Civil Liberties Association Award for Excellence in Public Engagement (“for courage and commitment to human rights, human dignity and freedom”). In 2016, he was named jointly with Professor Kent Roach as among the “Top 25 most Influential in the justice system and legal profession” by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In response to their work on national security law, Craig and Kent also received the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize (for their book False Security) and the Reg Robson Award (given annually by the BC Civil Liberties Association “to honour a community member who has demonstrated a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the cause of civil liberties in B.C. and Canada”). Professor Forcese was inducted as a member of the uOttawa Common Law Honour Society in 2016. 

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