Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law

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Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law

According to Introduction to Research in International Law (see Further Reading) this Legal dictionary is an “intermix of dictionary and encyclopedia, this is a one-of-a-kind reference tool on contemporary international law that brings together both terminology and pertinent descriptive information on international law. It provides enough information on each of its alphabetically arranged entries to form a deeper understanding than a mere definition could supply and offers concise but substantial information on such essentials of international law as: Legal terms as used in international law, Significant doctrines, Prominent cases, decisions and arbitration, key events, Judicial and literary figures, Treaties and conventions, Organizations and institutions, and acronyms. An appendix includes the United Nations Charter, the Statute of the International Court of Justice and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties .”

Third Edition

From the publisher:

For nearly thirty-five years, the international legal community has relied on one ambitious yet humble volume as a starting point for legal questions. This classic red volume is a one-of-a-kind reference tool that brings together both terminology and pertinent descriptive information on international law.

Now in its third edition, The Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law is completely updated and expanded to include increased coverage in growing areas of international law including diplomatic law, criminal law, human rights, and more. Over 2,500 entries (over a 20% increase in content from the previous edition) provides the reader with copious references for further research including cases, Treaties , journal articles, and websites.

Its alphabetically arranged entries allow the reader to form a deeper understanding than a mere definition could supply and offer concise but substantial information on such essentials of international law as:

  • Legal terms as used in international law
  • Significant doctrines
  • Prominent cases, decisions and arbitration
  • Important incidents
  • Judicial and literary figures
  • Treaties and conventions
  • Organizations and institutions
  • Acronyms

References:

John P. Grant, Lewis & Clark School of Law and J. Craig Baker, University of Reading School of Law: ‘As most experienced researchers know, looking up a term in Parry and Grant is far more efficient than trying to locate a concise definition on the web… I wholeheartedly recommend it for any Law library collection… An essential source… A worthwhile tool to have in any reference collection.’

Marci Hoffman, University of California, Berkeley School of Law library , International Journal of Legal Information: ‘A superbly written dictionary for anyone interested in international law.’

Student Law Journal: ‘Parry and Grant in its first and second editions continue to be
indispensable international legal reference tools today.’

Lyonette Louis-Jacques, D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago
Law School, Canadian Law Library Review: For nearly twenty years, the international legal community has relied on one ambitious yet humble volume as a stating point for legal questions.The classic red volume known by the names of its two original authors (Clive Parry and
John Grant) has earned a place of honor on the shelves of thousands of legal professionals’ offices around the world for its impressive breadth and depth of coverage. Entries feature concise definitions of terms, people, concepts, doctrines, cases, treaties and statutes followed by more detailed discussions providing ample contextual detail, making the entries invaluable to those
seeking a short definition or planning more involved research.

Second edition

From the publisher:

“Now in its second edition, Parry and Grant has been completely updated and expanded with over 500 completely new entries increasing coverage of growing areas of international law including diplomatic law, criminal law, human rights, and more. Over 2,400 entries provide the reader with copious references for further research, including cases, treaties, journal articles, and websites.”

Notes

See Also

Introduction to Research in International Law, Research Guide,University of Southern California Libraries, available at https://www.usc.edu/libraries/locations/vkc/history/documents/INTLAWB.pdf

About the Author/s and Rewiever/s

Author: international

Conclusion

References and Further Reading

About the Author/s and Reviewer/s

Author: international

Mentioned in these Entries

A Concise Encyclopedia of the United Nations, Bouvier’s Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia, 1914, Dictionary of International and Comparative Law, Historical Dictionary of International Tribunals, International Law: A Dictionary, Law library, Legal dictionary, List of Legal Dictionaries, List of Legal Encyclopedias, Mozley and Whiteley’s Law Dictionary, Osborn’s Concise Law Dictionary, Statute of the International Court of Justice, Treaties.

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