PLS 222-01

Int’l Orgs

  • idealist
  • collaborative

Nat’l power

  • realist
  • conflict
  • competition

Int’l law & Justice

  • “natural” law
  • law & enforcement
  • Hugo Grotius: first systematized documentation of int’l law
    • 3-mile maritime border
    • Evolving system of int’l law
    • On the Law of War & Peace
    • 16th -21st century

Evolutionary Drivers

  • globalization
  • human rights
  • environment
  • terrorism

1991 US sought & obtained UN Security Council approval of action v. Iraq. Why?

Sources of Int’l law

  1. treaties
  2. practice & custom
  3. judicial decisions

1948 Convention on genocide

1946 Nuremburg (-1948, Tokyo)

2002 Slobodan Milosevic

ICTY (Int’l Criminal Tribunal)

Legislated int’l law?

  • UN general assembly
  • enforcement? voluntary compliance

ICJ

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