This Restatement, completed in 1987, constitutes a comprehensive revision of the earlier (1965) Restatement, covering many more subjects and reflecting important developments in the intervening decades.
It consists of international law as it applies to the United States, and domestic law that has substantial impact on the foreign relations of the United States or has other important international consequences. It reflects the opinion of the Institute as to the rules that an impartial tribunal would apply if charged with deciding a controversy in accordance with international law.
The Restatement Fourth of The Foreign Relations Law of the United States is underway. Work on selected topics in treaties, jurisdiction, and sovereign immunity was published in 2018.
Louis Henkin, Columbia University School of Law
Andreas F. Lowenfeld, New York University School of Law
Louis B. Sohn, University of Georgia School of Law
Detlev F. Vagts, Harvard Law School
The Restatement consists of two volumes divided into nine main parts: I. International Law and Its Relation to United States Law; II. Persons in International Law; III. International Agreements; IV. Jurisdiction and Judgments; V. The Law of the Sea; VI. The Law of the Environment; VII. Protection of Persons (Natural and Juridical); VIII. Selected Law of International Economic Relations; IX. Remedies for Violations of International Law.
Restatement of the Law Third, Foreign Relations Law of the United States - Volumes 1 and 2
Hardbound | 5898 | 1987 | 641/561 pages
Summary of Contents
Part I – International Law and Its Relation to United States Law
Chapter 1. International Law: Character and Sources
Chapter 2. Status of International Law and Agreements in United States Law
Part II – Persons in International Law
Chapter 1. States
Chapter 2. International Organizations
Part III – International Agreements
Chapter 1. International Agreements: Definition, Nature, and Scope
Chapter 2. The Making of International Agreements
Chapter 3. Effect and Interpretation of International Agreements
Chapter 4. Invalidity and Termination of International Agreements
Part IV – Jurisdiction and Judgments
Chapter 1. Jurisdiction to Prescribe
Chapter 2. Jurisdiction to Adjudicate
Chapter 3. Jurisdiction to Enforce
Chapter 4. Jurisdiction and the Law of Other States
Chapter 5. Immunity of States from Jurisdiction
Chapter 6. Immunities of Diplomats, Consuls, and International Organizations
Chapter 7. International Cooperation in Adjudication and Enforcement
Chapter 8. Foreign Judgments and Awards
Part V – The Law of the Sea
Chapter 1. Ships
Chapter 2. Rights and Duties of Coastal and Port States
Chapter 3. High Seas
Part VI – The Law of the Environment
Part VII – Protection of Persons (Natural and Juridical)
Chapter 1. International Law of Human Rights
Chapter 2. Injury to Nationals of Other States
Chapter 3. Individual Rights in Foreign Relations: Law of the United States
Part VIII – Selected Law of International Economic Relations
Chapter 1. Law of International Trade
Chapter 2. International Monetary Law
Part IX – Remedies for Violations of International Law
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of international Agreements
Table of Authorities
Parallel Tables of Restatement Third Section Numbers and of Tentative Draft Section Numbers
Parallel Tables of Restatement Third Section Numbers and of Original Restatement (Restatement Second) Section Numbers
Table of Cross-References to Digest System Key Numbers and ALR Annotations
In the Institute’s Restatement tradition, this authoritative volume combines clear black-letter provisions with extensive explanatory Comments, clarifying Illustrations, and detailed Reporter’s Notes.
The Restatement will be supplemented by Annual Pocket Parts.
ISBN – 0-314-30138-0
This Cumulative Annual Supplement contains all citations, through June 2022, to Restatement Second, Foreign Relations Law of the United States and Restatement Third, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
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