Since the first edition of Basic Documents in International Law appeared in 1967 this collection of basic texts has become a well-known aid both to practising lawyers using international law materials, and to students of international law seeking a complement to their existing course books. The book builds on the aims of earlier editions, providing students with essential documents to enable them to obtain a thorough grounding in this diverse and fascinating field of law. This edition includes the consolidated text of the restructured European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and the recent Protocol No. 12 on the prohibition of discrimination, together with the Articles on State Responsibility, adopted by the International Law Commission on second reading in 2001.
Ian Brownlie CBE QC is a Barrister at Blackstone Chambers, London, a member of the United Nations International Law Commission, and was formerly Chichele Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford.