Digest of International Law - Vol. 1

Digest of International Law - Vol. 1

Digest of International Law - Vol. 1

Digest of International Law - Vol. 1

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This Digest of International Law treats of public international law and related matters, particularly during the last two decades. It is the successor digest to Hackworth Digest of International Law.

To reflect the status of international law in this our time is to reveal a considerable evolution in both its range and content. The volumes reflect a moving scene. At times, in fact, during the preparation of manuscript for this Digest, it has seemed that international law would not jell long enough for accurate reflection of its current status.

While international law is comparatively clear and definite in many of its aspects, in others it is unclear and uncertain. It may be that a particular norm or principle, far from being at its zenith, may be either in its ascendency or in its descendency as international law. Further, the degree of acceptance of a particular practice may vary within a particular period.

The author has not attempted to adopt the role of prophetess. She has endeavored to treat of materials in an objective fashion, leaving it, in the main, for other determination whether a particular practice . . .

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