International Law: A Dictionary

International Law: A Dictionary in Europe

International Law: A Dictionary, Details

  • Author: Boczek, Boleslaw Adam.
  • Publisher and date of Publication: Scarecrow Press
  • Date of Copyright: 2005.

According to “Introduction to Research in International Law” (see Further Reading) this dictionary of international law “acquaints legal and other professionals, students, and interested general readers with the basic tenets of public international law, combining the features of both a brief encyclopedic dictionary and a textbook in a language understandable to the lay person. Includes a list of acronyms and abbreviations; a glossary of Latin phrases; a chronology that offers a historical perspective by listing major developments relating to international law throughout the centuries; a table of cases with references to entries; and 373 entries with numerous cross-references and abundant references to primary sources, mostly treaties and court cases.

The author wrote that the “system of public international law has reached a major turning point in its history and is confronting serious challenges generated by a variety of developments unfolding in the structure of the international society.”


See Also

  • List of Legal Dictionaries
  • Law Dictionaries
  • List of Legal Encyclopedias
  • Black’s Law Dictionary
  • Dictionary of International and Comparative Law
  • Bouvier’s Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia, 1914
  • Osborn´s Concise Law Dictionary
  • Mozley and Whiteley´s Law Dictionary
  • Historical Dictionary of International Tribunals
  • Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law

Further Reading

Introduction to Research in International Law, Research Guide,University of Southern California Libraries, available at

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