This is an introductory course for the study of international law, with the aim of imparting a basic knowledge of what international law is, and how it functions. International law is understood as a set of rules to promote friendly relations among States and international cooperation to ensure peace, human rights and democracy. Due to time constraints, it does not cover the entire field of international law; however, it will impart a basic idea on how international is created, how international law is applied and how international law is enforced.
1. What is international law?
2. State sovereignty and jurisdiction.
3. Jurisdiction to prescribe.
4. Jurisdiction to enforce.
5. Cooperation to suppress international crimes.
6. Creation of rules of international law.
7. Formation of Customary International law
8. Legal forces of customary IL.
9. Relations between treaties and customary international law.
10. Other sources of international law.
11. Peaceful settlement of international disputes.
12. The World Court.
13. Jurisdiction of the Court.
14. Procedures before the Court.
15. Written Examination.