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.
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.
POL208Y1 or POL208Y5 or (POLB80H3 and POLB81H3)