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  1. Semester 2 2018 - Course Materials 71 items
    1. Lecture 12: Dispute Settlement I (non-judicial) 4 items
      1. 18. The means of dispute settlement - Nigel D. White, Ademola Abass

        Chapter Core

      2. Cases and materials on international law - D. J. Harris, Sandesh Sivakumaran 2015

        Book Core

      3. International Dispute Settlement - J. G. Merrills 2011

        Book Additional

    2. Lecture 13: Dispute Settlement II (ICJ) 8 items
    3. Lecture 14: Use of Force I (The normative framework, the collective security system and the exceptions to the prohibition of the use of force) 6 items
      1. 20. The use of force and the international legal order - Christine Gray

        Chapter Core Chapter 20

      2. 11. The Use of Force

        Chapter Core Chapter 11 Excluding 827-832

    4. Lecture 15: Use of Force II (Unilateral action, humanitarian intervention, R2P) 5 items
      1. 16. Responsibility to protect - Spencer Zifcak

        Chapter Core

      2. The Use of Force against Terrorists - Christian Tams

        Article Additional

    5. Lecture 16: Law of Armed Conflict 15 items
      1. 27. The law of armed conflict (International Humanitarian Law) - David Turns

        Chapter Core Chapter 27

      2. Treaties, States parties, and Commentaries - Hague Convention (IV) on War on Land and its Annexed Regulations, 1907 18 October 1907

        Webpage Core 1907 Hague Regulations (Annexed to the Convention), Articles 1, 2, 3, 22, 23, 25, 26 and 27

      3. Treaties, States parties, and Commentaries - Geneva Convention (III) on Prisoners of War, 1949 12 August 1949

        Webpage Core 1949 Geneva Convention III on prisoners of war, Articles 2, 3, 4(1) and (2)

      4. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

        Website Core 1949 Geneva Convention IV on protection of civilians, Articles 3, 18-23

      5. (all the treaties are reproduced in Roberts & Guelff Documents on the Laws of War (3rd ed, 2000)

      6. Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons 1 February 1995

        Proceedings Core Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion, ICJ Reports 1996, p 226, ICJ website and 35 ILM 1343, esp paras 74-87, 90-97 and 105 (the dispostif/operative paragraph)

      7. Documents on the Laws of War - Roberts, Guelff 2000

        Book Additional

      8. The Handbook of Humanitarian Law - Fleck 2008

        Book Additional

      9. The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict - UK Ministry of Defence 2005

        Book Additional

      10. Law on the Battlefield - Rogers 2004

        Book Additional

    6. Lecture 17: Human Rights 11 items
      1. 25. International human rights law - Sir Nigel Rodley

        Chapter Core Chapter 26

      2. Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism - Christian Tomuschat 2014

        Book Additional

    7. Lecture 18: Trade and Investment 6 items
      1. World Trade Organization, Dispute Settlement - Peter-Tobias Stoll October 2014

        Article Core Stoll, World Trade Organization, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

      2. 23. International Investment Law - Surya P Subedi

        Chapter Core

      3. The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation - van den Bosche, Zdouc 2013

        Book Additional

    8. Lecture 19: The Law of the Sea 4 items
      1. 21. The law of the sea - Malcolm D Evans

        Chapter Core Chapter 21

      2. International law - Malcolm N. Shaw 2014

        Book Core Shaw MN, International Law (Cambridge University Press 2014) 11

      3. 7. The Law of the Sea - Harris

        Chapter Core Chapter 7

    9. Lecture 20: International Law and Domestic Law 11 items
      1. 13. The relationship between international and national law - Eileen Denza

        Chapter Core

      2. 3. International Law and Municipal Law

        Chapter Core Chapter 3

    10. Lecture 21: Public International Law in Practice 1 item
      1. This week has two purposes: to introduce you to the substance of an area of Public International Law and to give you an insight into the practice of international law. There will be opportunities to ask questions about careers as well as the meaning of the law. 

  2. Please note that all reading lists are subject annual updates, prospective students are not advised to purchase any materials found on these lists prior to commencing their studies here at King's

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  4. Course Materials 13 items
    1. International law - Malcolm D. Evans 2018

      Book Core Main textbook. You must buy this.

    2. Cases and materials on international law - D. J. Harris, Sandesh Sivakumaran 2015

      Book Core Casebook (you must buy this)

    3. Blackstone's international law documents - Malcolm D. Evans 2017

      Book Core Primary material (ought to buy because you can use it in the exam).

    4. Chance, order, change: the course of international law : general course on public international law - James Crawford, Hague Academy of International Law 2014

      Book Core Primary material, though you do not need to buy.

    5. Brownlie's principles of public international law - James Crawford, Ian Brownlie c2012

      Book Recommended

    6. International law - Malcolm N. Shaw 2017

      Book Recommended

    7. Problems and process: international law and how we use it - Rosalyn Higgins 1994

      Book Recommended

    8. Oppenheim's International law: Vol. 1: Peace - Lassa Oppenheim, Robert Jennings, Arthur Watts 1992

      Book Additional

    9. - More concise ones:

    10. Akehurst's modern introduction to international law - Michael Akehurst, Peter Malanczuk 1997

      Book Additional

    11. Textbook on international law - Martin Dixon c2013

      Book Additional

    12. International law - A. V. Lowe 2007

      Book Additional

  5. Semester 1 108 items
    1. Lecture 1: Friday 28 September, Introduction to Public International Law 4 items
      1. International Law: 100 Ways it Shapes our Lives - Anna Spain Bradley, Perry Bechky 2018

        Document Core

      2. The Epochs of International Law - Wilhelm G. Grewe, Michael Byers 2000

        Book Additional

    2. Lecture 2: Friday 5 October, Approaches to International Law and Introduction to Sources 9 items
      1. 4. The theory and reality of the sources of International Law - Anthea Roberts, Sandesh Sivakumaran

        Chapter Core Ch. 4

      2. International law - Malcolm N. Shaw 2017

        Book Core Ch. 1, 2 and 3

      3. Art. 38 of the ICJ Statute www.icj-cij.org

      4. Further Reading:

      5. The Politics of International Law - Martti Koskenniemi 1990

        Article Additional

      6. Feminist Approaches to International Law - Hilary Charlesworth, Christine Chinkin, Shelley Wright Oct 1991

        Article Additional

    3. Lecture 3: Friday 12 October, Sources of International Law 12 items
      1. 4. The theory and reality of the sources of International Law - Anthea Roberts, Sandesh Sivakumaran

        Chapter Core Ch. 4

      2. 3. Sources

        Chapter Core Ch. 3

      3. Further reading:

      4. 5. Soft law in international law-making & 6. The practical working of the law of treaties - Alan Boyle, Malgosia Fitzmaurice

        Chapter Additional Chs. 5 and 6

      5. 2: Sources of international law: Provenance and problems

        Chapter Additional Ch. 2

      6. International Law Commission, Draft Conclusions on the Identification of Customary International Law, ILC Report at the 68th Session, pp. 74-117 

        (document uploaded on Keats)

      7. The sources of international law - H. W. A. Thirlway 2014

        Book Additional

    4. Lecture 4: Friday 19 October, The Law of Treaties 12 items
      1. 6. The practical working of the law of treaties - Malgosia Fitzmaurice

        Chapter Core Ch. 6

      2. 10. The Law of Treaties

        Chapter Core Ch. 10

      3. Human Rights Committee, General Comment 24 [under article 41 of the Covenant, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/21/Rev.1/Add.6 (1994)] - United Nations Human Rights Committee

        Document Core Available at http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/(Symbol)/69c55b086f72957ec12563ed004ecf7a?Opendocument

      4. WTO Appellate Body, US – Shrimps, WT/DS58/AB/R, paras 125-134

      5. Further Reading:

      6. Modern treaty law and practice - Anthony Aust 2013

        Book Recommended

      7. Guide to Practice on Reservations to Treaties - International Law Commission 2011

        Document Recommended

    5. Lecture 5: Friday 26 October, Jurisdiction 6 items
      1. 10. Jurisdiction - Christopher Staker

        Chapter Core Ch. 10

      2. International law - Malcolm N. Shaw 2017

        Book Core Chapter 11

      3. 6. State Jurisdiction

        Chapter Core pp. 227-257

      4. Jurisdiction - Cecil J. Olmstead 1989

        Article Additional

    6. Lecture 6: Friday 9 November, Immunities 14 items
      1. Essential Reading:

      2. 6. State Jurisdiction

        Chapter Core pp. 258-295

      3. State Immunity Act 1978 (in Blackstone's; also Harris, p. 266)

      4.  

        United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their property, 2004, available at: untreaty.un.org/ilc/texts/instruments/.../conventions/4_1_2004.pdf 

      5. Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy), ICJ Reports 2012, read the Summary of the case on the ICJ website: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/143/16899.pdf

      6. Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening), summary at http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/143/16899.pdf

      7. Further reading:

      8. 8. Impact on the Immunity of States and their Officials - Thilo Rensmann

        Chapter Additional Only read Thilo Rensmann, “The Impact on Immunity of States and their Officials”

      9. The law of state immunity - Hazel Fox, Philippa Webb 2013

        Book Additional

      10. International Law Commission, work in progress on the Immunities of Foreign State Officials from criminal jurisdiction, available at: http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/guide/4_2.htm

    7. Lecture 7: Friday 16 November, Statehood, Sovereignty and Recognition 16 items
      1. 7. Statehood, self-determination, and recognition - Matthew Craven, Rose Parfitt

        Chapter Core Ch. 7

      2. Brownlie's principles of public international law - James Crawford, Ian Brownlie c2012

        Book Core Chapters 5 & 6

      3. International law - Malcolm N. Shaw 2017

        Book Core Ch. 5 and 9

      4. 4. Personality (4.2 States & 4.5 Recognition of States and Governments)

        Chapter Core Chapters 4.2 (pp. 87-114) and 4.5 (pp.126-140)

      5. Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, GA Resolution 2625 (in Blackstone's)

      6. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, GA resolution, A/61/295 (available at http://daccessdds.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N06/512/07/PDF/N0651207.pdf?OpenElement) and UN press release "General Assembly adopts declaration on rights of indigenous peoples" (containing voting record), 13 September 2007, GA/10612 (available at http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2007/ga10612.doc.htm)

         

      7. Further Reading:

      8. The creation of states in international law - James Crawford 2007

        Book Recommended pp. 128-155

      9. 7: Self determination

        Chapter Additional Chapter 7

    8. Lecture 8: Friday 23 November, Territory 7 items
      1. Essential reading:

      2. International law - Malcolm N. Shaw 2017

        Book Core Ch. 9; or the equivalent chapter on territory in Dixon or Brownlie (8, 9 and 11) - (Evans does not have a chapter on territory)

      3. 5. Territory

        Chapter Core Chapter 5, pp. 159-192, 198-201 and 214-221 (Polar Regions, Airspace and Outer Space in outline only)

      4. UN Charter, Article 2(4)

      5. One of the following:

      6. The creation of states in international law - James Crawford 2007

        Book Additional pp. 108-128 Also online at http://opil.ouplaw.com/view/10.1093/law/9780199228423.001.0001/law-9780199228423

      7. Beyond territoriality: transnational legal authority in an age of globalization - Gunther Handl, Joachim Zekoll, ProQuest (Firm) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Additional

    9. Lecture 9: Friday 30 November, International Organisations 9 items
      1. 8. International Organizations - Dapo Akande

        Chapter Core Ch. 8

      2. International law - Malcolm N. Shaw 2017

        Book Core Ch. 23

      3. 7. International organizations

        Chapter Core Ch. 7

      4. Further Reading:

      5. 'General Introduction' and 'The United Nations', Chs 1 and 2 of P. Sands and P. Klein (eds.), Bowett's Law of International Institutions (6th edn, 2009)

      6. International Law Commission, Work on the responsibility of international organizations, available at: http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/guide/9_11.htm

    10. Lecture 10: Friday 7 December, State Responsibility I 13 items
      1. Essential reading (this also constitutes most of the reading for next week's lectures)

      2. International law - Malcolm N. Shaw 2017

        Book Core Chapter 14 (pp. 566—588)

      3. Brownlie's principles of public international law - James Crawford, Ian Brownlie c2012

        Book Core Ch. 25-26

      4. Cases and materials on international law - D. J. Harris, Sandesh Sivakumaran 2015

        Book Core 8-001 to 8-101

      5. Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts (ARSIWA) (in Blackstone's or online) 

         

        The Commentaries on the Articles on State Responsibility are available at http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/reports/2001/2001report.htm (select the State Responsibility and English options on the left of the page; Chapter 4, pp. 20 ff.)

      6. Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Advisory Opinion, ICJ Reports, 2004 (on State responsibility in general):

                    –  paras. [140]-[162] of the Court's opinion;

                    –  paras. [36]-[40] of Judge Higgin's Separate Opinion;

                    –  paras. [37]-[51] of Judge Kooijmans's Separate Opinion. 

        Available at: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=4&k=5a&case=131&code=mwp&p3=4

      7. Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of

        Genocide (Bosnia v. Serbia) ('Bosnian Genocide case'), ICJ Reports 2007:

                    –  paras. [385]-[413], [423-424], [434]-[438], [442]-[450] on attribution.

                    –  paras. [462]-[470] on reparation

        Available at: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=3&k=f4&case=91&code=bhy&p3=4 

      8. Case concerning the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Project (Hungary/Slovakia) (the "Danube Dam Case"), Judgment, ICJ Reports 1997, p. 7, paras. [82]-[87] (on counter-measures and defences)

      9. Further reading:

         

        You should know the ARSIWA Commentaries and the case references reproduced in Harris in order to apply the Articles.

         

        The ARSIWA and the ILC commentaries and introduction to both by the ILC's final Special Rapporteur on State Responsibility can be found in Crawford, The International Law Commission's Articles on State Responsibility. Introduction, Text and Commentaries (2002)

      10. The International Law Commission's Articles on state responsibility: Introduction, text, and commentaries - James Crawford, United Nations International Law Commission 2002

        Book Core

      11. The law of international responsibility - Crawford, James 2010

        Book Additional Chapters 1-3. David's article on "Primary and Secondary Rules" is a concise explanation of the role of this distinction in the law of state responsibility

    11. Lecture 11: Friday 14 December, State Responsibility II 6 items
      1. International law - Malcolm N. Shaw 2017

        Book Core Chapter 14 (pp. 588-601)

      2. 28. The international minimum standard: persons and property

        Chapter Core Chapter 28

      3. Cases and materials on international law - D. J. Harris, Sandesh Sivakumaran 2015

        Book Core 8-102 to 8-244 (except for expropriation from 8-128 to 8-179)

      4. R (on the application of Abbasi and another) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 6 November 2002, [2002] EWCA Civ 1598; paras. [68-69], [80]-[107] (on duty to bring a claim)

        Available at: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2002/1598.html

      5. Draft Articles on Diplomatic Protection (in Blackstone's or online) (DADP). The ILC's Commentaries on the Draft Articles on Diplomatic Protection are available at http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/reports/2006/2006report.htm (select the Diplomatic Protection and English options on the left of the page; Chapter 4, pp. 13 ff.)


         

        Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v. DR Congo), Preliminary Objections [2007] ICJ Reports (read the Summary) (on diplomatic protection). Available at: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=3&k=7a&case=103&code=gc&p3=5

         

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