Project: Public International Law


International law spans the globe and, per definition, concerns peoples and nations around the world. Yet, truly transboundary scholarly communication all too often is hampered by legal and technical barriers and obstacles. To overcome some of these hurdles, we look for authors to create the first-ever Open Access textbook in international law in the context of the initiative “OpenRewi”. The aim of the book is to introduce readers to the field of public international law with a focus on the general questions/questions common to all specialized sub-fields. The aim is both to give an overview of the vast body of law and to discuss certain important questions in more detail and provide further references. The targeted audience are both students studying the field for the first time and those who would like to deepen their knowledge.


The team of authors is fully staffed at the moment. However, we always welcome comments. The latest version is always available at Wikibooks. For further questions please contact


Our textbook is complemented by a variety of interactive learning exercises:


Max Milas
Editor, Author

University of Muenster (Germany). Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law, Empirical Jurisprudence

PhD student in international human rights law at the University of Muenster (Germany) and research assistent at the chair for Public Law, International Law and European Union Law of Professor Niels Petersen.