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Product Details:

Format: Paperback
Pages: 672 pages
Publisher: Eastern Book Company
Language: English
ISBN: 9789388206457, 9788194284826
Dimensions: 24 X 16 X 2.2 CM
Publisher Code: AC/645, EA/1142, AD/482
Date Added: 2018-12-19
Search Category: Textbooks
Jurisdiction: Indian


The present edition has been thoroughly revised, updated and vastly enlarged. The author has added fresh material on old topics. The comprehensive coverage expands the view point of the reader and stimulates to think critically.

The revised edition provides leading cases on the subject as specified in the syllabus alongwith recent decisions of National and International courts. The work discusses recent issues like Rohingya Muslims, UN, Declaration on Child Rights,Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Rights of Ageing Peoples, Sabarimala judgment, Right to Privacy (Aadhaar), Decriminalisation of adultery, LGBT rights, etc.

International Law and Human Rights by K.C. Joshi is the most comprehensive textbook on the subject. In its 4th edition, the book is thoroughly revised with the latest syllabus. Three new chapters on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Social Inclusion of Human Rights and Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) have been added.

In Human Rights section of the book, provisions with respect to Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011 (17 of 2014) and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 have been added at appropriate places. Reference has also been made to path-breaking decisions of the Supreme Court of India with reference to human rights, e.g. Sabarimala judgment, right to privacy (Aadhaar), decriminalisation of adultery, LGBT rights among others.

In International Law part of the book, the Chilcot Report on United Kingdom’s Military Action in Iraq War (2003) and surgical operation by India are included. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, 2017 is a pious wish of international community and finds place in this edition of the book. Environment continues to be a grave concern of international community and adoption of legally binding Paris Agreement, 2016 is a major achievement. This treaty has been discussed in the book.

The notable features of this book are:

  • Short, accessible chapters so that you can navigate through the book with ease.
  • Fully updated with latest legislative and case law developments.
  • Includes a companion web resource EBC ExplorerTM (www.ebcexplorer.com), powered by SCC Online providing access to important cases, indicated by the Case PilotTM  icons.
  • Find articles on international law and human rights, updates, a discussion forum and a host of free learning resources on EBC ExplorerTM (www.ebcexplorer.com).

This book will be useful to law students, academicians as well as to judges and lawyers and anyone who is interested in reading about the subject. 


"Case Plot" feature is exceptionally good and sets this book apart from other textbooks on this subject. Wish this book is further expended and brought out in the form of two separate books/ parts each dealing with IL and HRs separately. Would definitely love to recommend this book for the library.

Dr. Momin Noorjahan,Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 

"This book had added all the recent development like Kigali Agreement and US withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. The indepth coverage of Air and Space Law etc. are the boon to the reader. It is a great book which gives knowledge and information to the students, readers and advocates".

Sangeeta Taak, Asst. Professor of Law, RGNUL, Punjab

"This book has comprehensively covered the basic concepts of public international law. Issues of contemporary interest and dynamic development such as legality of pre-emptive strikes and delimitation of Bay of Bengal are also included".

- Apoorv Bhardwaj, Asst. Professor (LAW), Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies.

" The book is well written, comprehensively deals with the evolution of International law and Human Rights. The beauty of the book is its lucid expression, focussed approach in dealing with the contemporary subject matter of International Law. It can prove to be worth consulting book by students and academician"

- Dr.Gurujit Singh, Asst. Professor (Law) at RGNLU, Punjab.

" The book is very nicely structured. The book has covered the most part of International law and Human Rights in precise way. The book is well researched and concepts have been articulated properly."

- Anand Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor Law, Tamil Nadu National Law University.

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Table Of Contents:

Table of Cases 


1 . Introduction 

2 . Sources and Evidences of International Law 

3 . Codification of International Law

4 . Relation Between International Law and State Law 

5. Subjects of International Law 

6 . Recognition of States and Governments 

7 . State Territory 

8 . State Jurisdiction 

9 . Law of the Sea 

10 . State Responsibility 

11 . State Succession 

12 . Heads of States and Diplomatic Envoys 

13 . Consular Relations 

14 . Air Space and Outer Space 

15 . Individual and the State 

16 . Treaties 

17 . International Organisations 

18 . The Specialised Agencies 

19 . Collective Security

20 . Regionalism and International Organisations 

21 . Disarmament

22 . International Economic Law 

23 . Settlement of International Disputes 

24 . War and Armed Conflict 

25 . Termination of War and Postliminium 

26 . Enemy Character 

27 . Law of War: International Humanitarian Law 

28 . Belligerent Occupation 

29 . Laws of Maritime Warfare

30 . War Crimes 

31 . Neutrality 

32 . Economic Warfare 

33 . International Terrorism

34 . International Criminal Court 

35 . Environment and International Law 


36 . Human Rights 

37 . Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 

38 . Social Inclusion of Human Rights 

39 . Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

40 . International Covenants on Human Rights 

41 . Prevention of Inhuman Acts 

42 . Protection of Vulnerable Groups 

43 . Regional Conventions on Human Rights 

44 . Human Duties and Responsibilities 

45 . Declaration on Human Rights Defenders 

46 . Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)

47 . Human Rights in India

48 . Human Rights Commissions in India 

Subject Index

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