Fall/Winter Timetable

POL340Y1Y L5101

International Law

Themes

The nature, development, structure, sources and functioning of international law and international politics. The topics to be covered include: sources of international law; its application in national courts; leading international law decisions; the subject areas covered by it; the recognition of states and governments; treaties and other international acts; the acquisition of territory and the nature of territorial rights; the question of nationality; state responsibility and international claims; international and domestic human rights; the regulation of violence; humanitarian intervention and the use of force; international courts and legal institutions and organizations.

Texts

John H. Currie, Craig Forcese, Joanna Harrington & Valerie Oosterveld, International Law: Doctrine, Practice and Theory, 2d ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014).

Format and Requirements

One two-hour lecture per week. Course requirements TBA.

Prerequisites

POL208Y1/POL208Y5/POLB80H3 and POLB81H3

Exclusions
POLC38H3/POL340Y5