International Relations and Customary International Law
This book sets out to explain the most foundational aspect of international law in international relations terms. By doing so it goes straight to the central problem of international law — that although legally speaking all States are equal, socially speaking they clearly are not. As such it is an ambitious and controversial book which will be of interest to all international relations scholars and students and practitioners of international law.
MICHAEL BYERS is a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and Visiting Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.