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Selected topics in public international law (6 points)


Leader: Dr Eric Wilson

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Examines a number of recent issues on the international agenda in the context of international legal principles. The course will examine two main areas: developments in existing international legal principles such as statehood, territory and the use of force by analysing current fact situations; specific growth areas in international law, and issues that may pose challenges to the international legal system in the future, including development of new methods of dispute resolution, use of peace-enforcement operations, and the problems posed by the Internet to traditional concepts of jurisdiction. Examination of the impact of international law on the domestic legal system in recent years.

Assessment: Class participation and presentation: 10% + Research paper (3500 words): 50% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week

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