Alberto Costi (ed.), Public International Law: A New Zealand Perspective (LexisNexis, 2020).

This is the first ever textbook offering a comprehensive look at public international law through a New Zealand-centric lens. The book serves as an introduction to public international law for anyone interested in the subject and will be useful to international law students, practitioners, large firms with global practices and government advisers. The 19 chapters cover the main areas that make up the international legal order, intertwined where possible with events and cases that have affected Aotearoa New Zealand as a nation and as a Pacific island and the country’s contribution to recent international law developments. Each chapter also contains a case study and a list of additional readings that can aid understanding of the subject.

The General Editor of the book, prefaced by former International Court of Justice Judge Sir Kenneth Keith, is Alberto Costi. The authors are expert practitioners working in the public and private sectors and established academics from Auckland University of Technology, the University of Auckland, the University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington. They include, in addition to Alberto Costi, Monique van Alphen Fyfe, Neil Boister, Paul Comrie-Thomson, Scott Davidson, Conor Donohue, Treasa Dunworth, Susy Frankel, Claire McGeorge, Joanna Mossop, Kevin Riordan, Vernon Rive, Nathan Ross, Guy Fiti Sinclair and Lisa Yarwood.

About the Editor
Alberto Costi is a Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington. His research interests relate to international law, including the law of armed conflict, international human rights, international organisations, and international environmental law and climate change. In addition to his academic functions, Alberto serves on the editorial board of several journals, including theAsia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law and the New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law. He is the President of the New Zealand Association for Comparative Law and the Secretary-General of the International Law Association New Zealand Branch, and sits on the New Zealand International Humanitarian Law Committee and the World Commission on Environmental Law.