Lepard Publishes New Book on Customary International Law

Lepard Publishes New Book on Customary International Law

24 Apr 2017    

Professor Brian Lepard

Professor Brian Lepard has published a new book entitled Reexamining Customary International Law with Cambridge University Press.  The book, which Professor Lepard edited, takes on the complex issues and controversies surrounding the history, theory, and practice of customary international law.  It reexamines customary law’s increasingly important role in world affairs through contributions by leading scholars in the field. The book is part of the American Society of International Law Studies in International Legal Theory book series.

Professor Lepard authored three chapters in the book, including one on customary international human rights law.  The book also includes a chapter by Nebraska College of Law Professor Anna Shavers on the protection of women’s rights under customary international law, and a chapter by Nebraska College of Law Professor Frans von der Dunk on the customary international law of outer space.

Other contributors to the book are Michael Wood, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations International Law Commission on the Identification of Customary International Law, who wrote the Foreword for the book; J. Patrick Kelly; Fernando R. Tesón; Niels Petersen; Thomas Kleinlein; Jean-Marie Henckaerts; Els Debuf; Noora Arajärvi; and Sofia Michaelides-Mateou.

Lepard Book SigningProfessor Lepard and some of the other contributors participated in a book signing at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington, DC on April 13, 2017. More information about the book can be found at www.cambridge.org/Lepard.

Professor Lepard has previously published a number of books related to international law, including Customary International Law: A New Theory with Practical Applications, published by Cambridge University Press in 2010, and Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention: A Fresh Legal Approach Based on Fundamental Ethical Principles in International Law and World Religions.