ARAB REPUBLIC OF SYRIA v ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
Case Study Notes
Case 1-6. ARAB REPUBLIC OF SYRIA v. ARAB
REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
Brazil, Supreme Court, 1992.
FACTS: After Syria and Egypt merged to form the United
Arab Republic (UAR) in 1958, Syria turned over
International Organizations Notes
a. Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs).
1) Defined: Permanent organizations set up by two or
more states to carry on activities of common interest.
2) Characteristics common to IGOs:
Changes in the twentieth century Notes
Changes in the twentieth century.
1) A movement away from relying only on the civil
2) Special legislation and judicial interpretations have
become more influential.
3) With the advent of European Union, the
German Civil Code of 1896 Notes
German Civil Code of 1896.
a) Reason it was not enacted until 1896:
1] Germany first had to become a nation.
2] Scholars known as Pandectists spent years
doing preliminary studies and drafting the code.
California law Notes
FACTS: A California law made land purchased by a
Japanese who was ineligible for citizenship escheat to
ISSUES: (1) Does Californias alien land law violate the
UN Charter? (2) If it does, is the UN Charter
COMPARISON OF MUNICIPAL LEGAL SYSTEMS Notes
Comparative Law: The study and analysis of the
different municipal law systems.
1) Romano-Germanic Civil Law.
2) Anglo-American Common Law.
3) Islamic Law.
These are divided into subfami
Introduction to International and Comparative Law Notes
A. What is international law
B.The making of international law
C. Sources of international law
D. The scope of international law in actual practice
The rights of individua
Italy export tax regulations Notes
Case 1-8. EUNOMIA DI PORRO & CO. v. ITALIAN
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
European Communities, Court of Justice, 1971.
FACTS: Italy collected an export tax on a painting
Eunomia de Porro exported from Italy (an EC member
THE ASYLUM CASE Colombia v. Peru Notes
FACTS: Colombia granted political asylum in its Lima, Peru
embassy to Haya de la Torre. Peru refused to grant safe
conduct to Haya de la Torre to leave the country. Colombia
sued in the ICJ to obtain an order for the
THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
Traditional view: Individuals traditionally have no
rights only duties under international law.
a. Law of State Responsibility allows a state to seek
compensation for one of its injured nationals.
The Islamic Law System Notes
The Islamic Law System
a. Known as Sharia.
b. Sources in the order of their importance:
1) The Koran.
2) The Sunnah or decisions and sayings of the
3) The writings of Islamic scholars who derived rules
The development of the principles of the common law Notes
3) The development of the principles of the common
law were largely the product of three courts created by
Henry II (1133-1189):
a) Court of Exchequer, which settled tax disputes.
b) Court of Commo
Practical considerations concerning the recognition of
Practical considerations concerning the recognition
a] Estrada Doctrine: To avoid any possible connotation
that recognition also means approval, many
SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW Notes
1. Definition: Those things which international tribunals
rely upon in determining the content of international law.
2. Authorized Sources: Article 38(1) of the Statute of the
International Court of Justice (ICJ) lists t