PS7 NOTES 9-4-07

PS7 NOTES 9-4-07 - I. II. III. What exactly is...

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I. What exactly is international law? It needs to be a formal agreement signed by nation states that is used to regulate and set norms for a global arena Want the majority of states to be involved Not created by a legislative branch, closest is the general assembly (not perfect) No single high court that can interpret No central authority that has coercive power II. Sources to international law 1 st – International treaties, once ratified it is seen as having the force of law (above) becomes binding to future signatories regardless of government 2 nd – custom, generally accepted practice of behavior 3 rd – general principles of law, are acts recognized by most national legal bodies as crime 4 th – legal scholarship, refers to the argument of judges and attorneys around the world of law in question III. Examples of global issues that international law attempts at addressing: a. Diplomacy 1 st – don’t kill the diplomats (representatives of a foreign gov’t)
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course POLY SCI 7 taught by Professor Ginjer during the Summer '08 term at UCSB.

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PS7 NOTES 9-4-07 - I. II. III. What exactly is...

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