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LL. B.

II Term
Paper : LB - 205 Public International Law I (Law of Peace)
Prescribed Books
1. Gurdip Singh, International Law (2nd ed., 2011)
2. Robert Jennings and Arthur Watts (eds.), Oppenheims International Law
[Vol. I Peace] (9th ed., 1996)
3. I. Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law (7th ed., 2008)
4. I.A. Shearer, Starkes International Law (1st Indian ed., 2007)
5. D.J. Harris, Cases and Materials on International Law (7th ed., 2010)
6. Malcolm N. Shaw, International Law (6th ed., 2008)
Prescribed Treaties
1. Charter of the United Nations, 1945
2. Statute of the International Court of Justice, 1945
3. ILC Draft Code on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful
Acts, 2001
4. UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982
5. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966
6. International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, 1966
7. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961
8. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963
9. UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property,
2004

Topic 1 : Nature and Definition of International Law


1.1 Definition of International Law
1.2 Basis of International Law - Jurisprudential Theories
1.3 Sanctions of International Law
1.4Subjects of International Law
Topic 2 : Relationship Between International Law and Municipal Law
2.1. Theories : Monistic, Dualistic Theories
2.2 Practice of States: India, United Kingdom, United States of America
Cases:
1. In Re Berubari Union No. (I), AIR 1960 SC 845 : (1960) 3 SCR 250
2. Ram Kishore Sen v. Union of India (1966) 1 SCR 430 :AIR 1966 SC 644
3. Jolly George Varghese v. Bank of Cochin, AIR 1980 SC 470 (1980) 2 SCC
360
4. Gramophone Company of India Ltd. v. Birendra Bahadur Pandey, AIR 1984
SC 667 : (1984) 2 SCC 534
5. Union of India v. Sukumar Sengupta, AIR 1990 SC 1692 : 1990 Supp. SCC
545
6. Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum v. Union of India (1996) 5 SCC 647 63
7. Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan, AIR 1997 SC 3011 :(1997) 6 SCC 241
8. CIT v. P.V.A.L. Kulandagan Chettiar (2004) 6 SCC 235 84
9. Committee of US Citizens Living in Nicaragua v. Reagan, US Court
of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit 1988, 859 Fed. Rptr. 2d 929
Topic 3 : State Responsibility
3.1 Basis of International Responsibility
3.2 The Act of State (Rules of Attribution)

3.3 Forms of Reparation: Restitution, Indemnity, Satisfaction, Guarantee


against Repetition
3.4 Expropriation of Property of Aliens: Calvo Clause, Position of Shareholders
and Nationality of Corporation, Nationality by Naturalisation
3.5 Rule of Exhaustion of Local Remedies
Cases:
10. Corfu Channel Case, ICJ Rep. 1949, p. 4
11. Nicaragua Case (Nicaragua v. USA) ICJ Rep.1986, p. 14 86
12. LaGrand Case (Germany v. United States of America) ICJ Reports 2001, p.
466
13. Case concerning Avena and other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v.United
States of America) ICJ Reports 2004, p. 12
14. Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Co. Ltd. Case,ICJ Rep.1964, p. 6119
15. Nottebohm (Liechtenstein v. Guatemala) Case, ICJ Rep. 1955, p. 4129
Topic 4 : Law of the Sea
4.1 Maritime Zones: Territorial Sea, Contiguous zone, Continental Shelf,
Exclusive Economic zone, High Seas
4.2 Delimitation of Maritime zones
4.3. International Sea Bed Mining
4.4. Sea Piracy
Cases:
16. Anglo-Norwegian Fisheries Case (United Kingdom v. Norway), ICJ Rep.
1951, p. 116
17. Corfu Channel Case, ICJ Rep. 1949, p. 4 152
18. North Sea Continental Shelf Cases, ICJ Rep. 1969, p. 3 161

19. Libya v. Tunisia Continental Shelf Case, ICJ Rep. 1982, p. 17 174
20. Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain
(Qatar v. Bahrain), ICJ Rep. 2001, p. 40
21. Republic of Italy v. Union of India (2013) 4 SCC 721
Topic 5 : State Jurisdiction
5.1. Territorial Jurisdiction
5.2. Jurisdiction based on nationality, protective principle
5.3. Universal Jurisdiction
5.4. Extra territorial Jurisdiction of State
5.5. Extradition, Deportation, Asylum
Cases:
22. Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic republic of the Congo v
Belgium) ICJ Rep. (2002)
23. Abu Salem v State of Maharashtra (2011) SCC 214
24. Arrest and Restoration of Savarkar (France/Great Britain, 1911)
Topic 6: International Human Rights Law
6.1 Traditional Human Rights: Civil and Political Rights, Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights
6.2 Third Generation Human Rights (Solidarity Rights)
6.3 Implementation of Human Rights at International Level
6.4 Human Rights Council
6.5 Regional Conventions on Human Rights
Cases:
25. De Becker v. Belgium (1962) ECourtHR

26. Donnelly v United Kingdom (1973) ECommHR


27. Lawless v. Ireland (1962) ECourtHR
28. General Comments made by Human Rights Committee on Articles 6, 7, 9 of
ICCPR, 1966 (2008)
Topic 7: Sovereign, Diplomatic, and Consular Immunity/Privileges
7.1. Diplomatic agents- Types
7.2. Consuls
7.3. Sovereign and Non-Sovereign Acts
7.4. Diplomatic Immunity: personal and property
7.5. Consular Privileges and Immunities
Cases:
29. The Schooner Exchange v. McFaddon (1812) 7 Cranch 116
30. Case Concerning U.S. Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran, ICJ Rep.
1980, p. 3
31. Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy:Greece Intervening)
ICJ Rep (2008)