Sept 5th, 2012 Nature and Scope of International Law
Recommended texts Brownlie Principles of Public International Law very good
book on international law.
A. Nature of Public International Law
Jus Gentium (law governing relations between the
Discussion of the election
Jakhu: use of drones is probably a violation of the sovereignty of other countries. But you will
probably see more use of the technology. Obama was using the drones to show, dome
Slides are not yet up on MyCourses
Intl law = law governing relations between states
After rules of law become rules of customary international law, jus cogens, they need to be
implemented at the domestic lev
Canada is adoptionist. Need an explicit act which says the treaty has been implemented in
Canadian law. Situation is different for customary intl law, which applies in Canada just as any
other sort of Canadian law
The reason behind the extension of state sovereignty has been to gain natural resources. USA
was first state to claim sovereignty/authority over the continental shelf. Recognized that other
states were also entitl
Nationality is the MOST IMPORTANT POINT in understanding state jurisdiction over persons.
Nationality for individuals is a very complicated question.
Nationality governs right of state to protect its citizen
State Jurisdiction Over Persons Part II
November 5th, 2012
(v) Universal Principle
No need to establish link between a state and the criminal act. Two such categories: 1.
Crime must be of a serious nature crime against humanity or the international
Oct 29, 2012
Canada the cabinet can ratify treaties, dont have to submit it to Parliament. Problem
when implementing legislation must be made provincially. In practice, if there is a
provincial subject matter, the government tries to negotiate these issue