Forthcoming titles in the Oxford Commentaries on International Law

The Series publishes legal commentaries, primarily article-by-article but occasionally with a thematic structure, on international treaties and conventions. Analyses of specific provisions of treaties address their drafting history as well as subsequent state practice and case law. Contributions from the world’s leading scholars and practitioners combined with high-quality indexing make these indispensable works for understanding international law and practice.

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Edited by Jessie Hohmann and Marc Weller
ISBN 9780199673223
Pub Date 22.03.2018
Oxford University Press
RRP £125
The first commentary on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007 it provides a comprehensive thematic analysis of the Declaration’s provisions, including the background to their inclusion, and their practical enforcement.



The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Edited by Patrick Thornberry
ISBN 9780198827405
New In Paperback
Pub Date 29.03.2018
Oxford University Press
RRP £39.99
Provides the first systematic article-by-article analysis of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and incorporates up-to-date developments in State practice and the practice of the CERD Committee, detailing how it implements the reporting and complaints procedures of the Convention. It addresses a wide range of related issues including the expansion of the Convention to cover religious defamation, initiatives to improve racial tolerance through education, and the contemporary victims of racial discrimination.

The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity
Edited by Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger
ISBN 9780198743606
Pub Date 22.03.2018
Oxford University Press
RRP £95
Provides an unmatched principle-by-principle analysis of the UN Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights Through Action to Combat Impunity. It examines the genesis, normative background, interpretation and practical application of each of the 38 Principles and analyses the impact of the Principles in contemporary transitional contexts and policy environment.



The 1949 Geneva Conventions
Edited by Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta and Marco Sassoli
ISBN 9780198825678
New In Paperback
Pub Date 15.03.2018
Oxford University Press
RRP £59.99
Winner of the 2017 ASIL Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars it is the first commentary in over fifty years on the four 1949 Geneva Conventions, the cornerstones of international humanitarian law. It provides an unmatched analysis of each key issue dealt with by the Geneva Conventions by over sixty international law experts and uniquely interprets and explains the Conventions’ provisions as they have practically operated, with reference to judicial decisions, state practice, and the Conventions’ interaction with human rights law and international criminal law. It includes thought-provoking cross-cutting chapters addressing issues such as the transnational nature of conflicts and the geographical scope of the Convention.

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