Week 11 International Law

Week 11 International Law - not bound Arbitration Both...

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Hugo Grotius (pronounced grocious) (1583-1645) The father of international law
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International Law “The body of rules and principles of action that govern the conduct of states (and multinational organizations and other actors) in their relations with one another.” Does not apply to everyone, unlike domestic law
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Sources of International Law International conventions or treaties Custom Subsidiary (court decisions) General domestic laws National and international court decisions Writings of qualified legal scholars Natural law
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International Conventions Hague Conventions (1899, 1907) Geneva Conventions (1929, 1949) United Nations Charter Judicial proceedings of international courts Nuremberg and Tokyo judgements
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Procedures for Dispute Settlement-Quiz and exam Good Offices A third party gives you a place to resolve a office Location for resolution Conciliation A third party comes in to help facilitate the discussion Mediation A third party offers a solution , but disputing parties
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Unformatted text preview: not bound Arbitration Both sides are bound to the solution the third party offers Adjudication Both sides agree to go to a standing court with a binding decision Forums for Intl Law Adjudication Intl Court of Justice (ICJ, World Court) Most of them are border cases No appeals 15 judges Serve for 9 years Intl Tribunal for the Law of the Seas (ITLS) Intl Criminal Tribunal- Former Yugoslavia Intl Criminal Tribunal- Rwanda International Criminal Court (ICC) UN Administrative Tribunal ICC Definitions Genocide- An act committed with the intent to fully or partially destroy a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group EXAM AND QUIZ Crimes Against Humanity- Definition still being refined by the ICC War Crimes- Rape, child soldiers sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, other forms of sexual violence...
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