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Phnom Penh Course Outline

Royal University of Law and Economics

Royal University of Law and Economics

Phnom Penh

COURSE OUTLINE

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

Course Presenter:
Dr Axel Linneweber, LL.M. (Sydney)
www.drlinneweber.de
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Table of Contents

  1. Definitions and Theories
  2. Subjects of Public International Law
    1. The State as subject of Public International Law
      1. Definition “State”
        1. Territory
        2. Population
        3. Government
      2. Recognition of Governments
      3. Recognition of States
    2. Individuals in Public International Law
    3. International Governmental Organisations
      1. Definition
      2. UN
      3. NATO
      4. EC?
      5. EU?
    4. Non-governmental Organisations
  3. Sources of Public International Law
    1. Specialties in Public International Law
      1. Principle of consensus
      2. Fundamental principle of sovereign equality of all states
      3. Right to be recognized as a legal personality of its own
    2. Primary Sources
      1. International Conventions
        1. International Law of Treaties
          (Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties)
          1. Definition and Conclusion of Treaties
          2. Reservations
          3. Observance
            • pacta sunt servanda
            • Territorial scope
            • Interpretation
            • Third States
          4. Invalidity, Termination and Suspension
        2. Case Study
      2. International Custom
      3. General Principles
    3. Secondary Sources
      1. Judicial Decisions and Teachings?
      2. Other Evidence of Public International Law
  4. International Dispute Settlement
    1. Non-judicial methods
      1. Negotiation
      2. Inquiry
      3. Mediation
      4. Conciliation
    2. Quasi-judicial methods
      1. Arbitration
      2. Case Study
    3. Judicial methods
      1. Decisions of the International Court of Justice
      2. Other major International Courts
  5. Use of Force and Arms Control
    1. Use of Force
      1. Introduction
      2. Right of Self-Defence
      3. Peace enforcement by the Security Council
      4. UN-Peacekeeping
    2. Arms Control
      1. Conventional weapons
      2. Chemical and biological weapons
      3. Nuclear weapons