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INTERNATIONAL LtrueAW 1. What is it? 2. Is it a unique source of law? 3. Is it enforceable? 4. If yes, then by what or by whom?  If not, then can it  properly be called a kind of “law”? 5. What the *$!#@! does Hart say about it? I. Some basic facts:  International law is not one thing: a. Private international law (otherwise known as “conflict of  laws”):  issues of legal jurisdiction 1
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i. Conflicts between private persons (natural or juridical) b. Public international law (substantive international law) i. Concerns states and international organizations (and  sometimes multinational corporations) 1. United Nations, international criminal law,  Geneva Conventions, etc… 2. International Declaration of Human Rights  (United Nations) 3. World Health Organization 4. International Monetary Fund 5. World Trade Organization, etc… c. Supranational legal organizations:  agreements between  states where the laws of the states that have entered the  agreement are subordinate to a given supranational legal  system i. European Union II. Is international law enforceable? a. International pressure (not force) b. Economic pressure c. National/international image  d. How else to enforce international law if individual nations do  not enforce it voluntarily? 2
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III. Universal Declaration of Human Rights a. Adopted by the  United Nations General Assembly  on  December  10,  1948 b. Customary international law    
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PHIL 146 taught by Professor Gotlib during the Spring '07 term at Binghamton University.

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