LAW 431: Public International Law

Class Program
Credits 3
This course is an introduction to the legal rules governing the conduct of states vis-'e0-vis other states, individuals, and international organizations, with special reference to major current events and issues. Topics include the nature, sources, and effectiveness of international law; the establishment and recognition of states; principles concerning state sovereignty, territory, and jurisdiction; the law of treaties; state responsibility; international criminal and humanitarian law; the use of force; terrorism; human rights; international trade and environmental law; and the law of the sea.
Prerequisite Courses