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Law School Survival Guide:
Public International Law


Title: Public International Law: Outlines and Case Summaries

Series: Law School Survival Guides

Year: 2010

Language: English

Specifications: 115 pages; 8.5 in. x 11.0 in., perfect paperback, full color cover, black & white interior

Copyright: © 2010 Teller Law

Price: $18.00 (paperback); $5.99 (ebook)

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Cases Covered:

In this edition, the following cases, among others, are summarized and discussed:

1949: Albania v. Great Britain (Corfu Channel case) (1949) - Albania was ordered to compensate Britain for damage caused by Albania 's mining of the channel.

1981: Canada v. United States (Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area).

1982: United States v. Iran ("US Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran case") - states are responsible for the conduct of non-state actors if they subsequently ratify the conduct and adopt it as their own.

1984: The Republic of Nicaragua v. The United States of America - by supporting Contra guerrillas in their rebellion against the Nicaraguan government, the US had violated "its obligations under customary international law not to use force against another State," "not to intervene in its affairs," "not to violate its sovereignty," "not to interrupt peaceful maritime commerce," and "its obligations under Article XIX of the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between the Parties signed at Managua on 21 January 1956."

1985: Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. Malta ("Continental Shelf case") - state practice, together with the opinio juris of states, forms the substance of customary law.

1995: New Zealand v. France ("Nuclear Tests Case")

1998: Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United States of America ("Lockerbie Case").

1999: Botswana v. Namibia - territorial dispute case in which the ICJ ruled in favor of Botswana 's claim over Sedudu Island.

1999: Yugoslavia v. Belgium (Legality of the Use of Force Application of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) - for the ICJ to have jurisdiction over the case, Yugoslavia would have had to have accepted compulsory jurisdiction under article 36(2) SICJ prior to the occurrence of the events.

2004: Mexico v. United States (Case Concerning Avena and other Mexican Nationals) - the US was found to be in breach of the VCDR for failing to inform certain Mexican nationals imprisoned in the US of their right to contact their embassy and was required to review all sentences of the nationals.

2007: Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro (Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide) - Belgrade breached international law by failing to prevent the 1995 Srebrenica genocide and for failing to try or transfer the persons accused of genocide to the ICTY.

2010 ICJ advisory opinion on Kosovo's declaration of independence - declared that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence did not violate international law.

 

International Treaties:

The following international instruments are discussed:

1864: Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field

1891: Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

1906: Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field

1907: Hague Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land

1919: Convention Relating to the Regulation of Aerial Navigation (Paris Convention)

1929: Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

1929: Warsaw Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air (Warsaw Convention)

1944: Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention)

1945: Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice (signed June 26, 1945)

1945: London Charter of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal (London Charter) (issued August 8, 1945)

1947: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

1948: American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (signed April 1948)

1948: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (signed 9 December, 1948)

1948: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (adopted 10 December 1948)

1949: Geneva Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field

1949: Geneva Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

1949: Geneva Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

1949: Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

1949: North Atlantic Treaty

1950: European Convention on Human Rights

1951: Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

1958: Geneva Convention on the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone

1958: Geneva Convention on the High Seas

1958: Geneva Convention on the Continental Shelf

1958: Geneva Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources of the High Seas

1961: Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

1961: Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations

1963: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water (also known as the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty)

1966: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 16 December 1966 (entry into force 3 January 1976)

1966: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 16 December 1966 (entry into force 23 March 1976)

1966: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

1967: Charter of the Organization of American States

1967: Treaty on principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies (Outer Space Treaty)

1967: Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

1969: American Convention on Human Rights (Pact of San José )

1969: Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

1970: Patent Cooperation Treaty, done at Washington on June 19, 1970

1977: Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977 (entry into force 7 December 1979)

1977: Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), 8 June 1977 (entry into force 7 December 1979)

1979: Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (Moon Treaty)

1979: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

1980: UN Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects

1981: African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

1982: UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

1989: Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention

1989: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

1992: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

1993: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction

1994: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

1996: Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

1997: Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Mine Ban Treaty)

1998: Statute of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute) (entry into force 2002)

1999: Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage (Montreal Convention)

2000: The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

2005: Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III), 8 December 2005 (entry into force 14 January 2006)

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