International Law Syllabus - 100 Marks

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Nature, Origin and Basis of International Law

The Emergence of International Law, Early European Authors, The Nation-State System, The Enforcement of International Law, The Effectiveness of International Law, The Weakness of International Law, The Juridical Basis of International law, The Future of International law and Material Sources of International Law.

Relation between International Law and State Law

Article 38 of the Statute of International Court of Justice, Primary Sources of International Law, Subsidiary sources of International Law, International Soft Law.

State in General and Recognition

Personality and Statehood in International Law, The Subjects of International Law, Recognition of State and Government in International Law, Recognition of State and Government in National Law.

The Law and Practice as to Treaties

The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

The Settlement of International Disputes

Negotiation, Mediation and Good Offices, Inquiry, Settlement by the United Nations, Conciliation, Arbitration, The International Court of Justice.

International Humanitarian Law

International and Non-International Armed Conflicts, Non-International Armed Conflict, 'Combatant' and 'Protected Persons', Protection of Wounded, Sick and Ship-Wrecked Persons, POWs, Civilians, Limitations on the Conduct of War, Limits on the Choice of Methods and Means of Warfare.

The Use of Force

The Law before the UN Charter, The Law after the Charter, The Collective Use of Force, The Right of Self-Defense.

International Institutions

State Territorial Sovereignty

State Responsibility

State Jurisdiction

Succession to Rights and Obligations

The State and the Individual

The State and the Economic Interest

Diplomatic Envoys, Counsels and other Representatives

War, Armed Conflicts and other Hostilities