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Recommended Books:

1. International Law by Isagani Cruz (2003 Edition)


2. Brownlies Principles of Public International Law by James Crawford (8 th
Edition)
I.

GENERAL PRINCIPLES
A. Nature and Scope
B. Divisions of International Law
C. Distinctions with Municipal Law
D. Relation to Municipal Law
E. Constitution v. Treaty
F. Basis of International Law
G. Sanctions of International Law
H. Enforcement of International Law
I. Functions of International Law
J. Distinction with Other Concepts
K. Present State of International Law
Cases:
1. State of Missouri v. Holland, US Government, 252 US 416 (1920)
2. In Re Garcia, 2 SCRA 984 (1961)
3. Taada v. Angara, G.R. No. 118295, May 2, 1997
4. Bayan Muna v. Romulo, G.R. No. 159618, February 1, 2011

II.

SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW


A. Treaties
B. Customs
C. General Principles of Law
D. Secondary Sources
Additional Materials/:
Art. 38, ICJ Statute
Art. 53, 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
Brownlie, pp. 20 to 47
Cases:
5. Kuroda v. Jalandoni, 83 SCRA 171, G.R. No. L-2662, March 26,
1949
6. Yamashita v. Styler, 75 Phil 563, G.R. No. L-129, December 19,
1945

7. Case Concerning Military & Paramilitary Activities in and against


Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. US), ICJ Reports, 1986
8. North Sea Continental Shelf Case, ICJ Reports, 1969
9. Asylum Case, Columbia v. Peru, (1950) ICJ 276
10. Nuclear Tests Case (Australia v. France) [1973] ICJ 98
11. The Paquete Habana and the Lola, 175 U.S. 677 (1900)
12. Case Concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear, ICJ Reports 1962
13. Case Concerning Right of Passage over Indian Territory (Portugal v.
India) [1960] ICJ 6
14. Corfu Channel Case, ICJ Reports 1949
III.

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY


A. Subject and Object Distinguished
B. Development of the International Community
C. States
(a) People
(b) Territory
(c) Government
(d) Sovereignty
D. Capacity of States
E. Classification of States
F. Independent States
(a) Real Union
(b) Federal Union
(1) Real Union
(2) Federal Union
(3) Confederation
(4) Personal Union
(5) Incorporate Union
G. Neutralized States
H. Dependent States
I. The United Nations
J. The Vatican City
K. Colonies and Dependencies
L. Mandates and Trust Territories
M. Belligerent Communities
N. International Administrative Bodies
O. Individuals

Additional Material/s:
Brownlie, pp. 115 to 142
IV.

THE UNITED NATIONS


A. The United Nations
B. The UN Charter
C. The Preamble to the Charter
D. Purposes
E. Principles
F. Membership
G. Suspension of Members
H. Expulsion of Members
I. Withdrawal of Members
J. Organs of the United Nations
(a) The General Assembly
(b) The Security Council
(c) The Economic and Social Council
(d) The Trusteeship Council
(e) The International Court of Justice
(f) The Secretariat
Additional Material/s:
Brownlie, pp. 166 to 196
Read and understand:
full text of the Charter of the United Nations, see Cruz
p. 257.
full text of Statute of the International Court of Justice,
see Cruz, p. 294.

V.

THE CONCEPT OF STATE


A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.

Creation of State
The Principle of State Continuity
Extinction of State
Succession of State
Consequences of State Succession
Succession of Governments
Additional Material/s:
Brownlie, pp. 127 to 142

VI.

RECOGNITION
A. Objects of Recognition
B. Kinds of Recognition
C. Recognition of States
D. Recognition of Governments
E. Effects of Recognition of States and Governments
F. Oetjen v. Central Leather Co.
G. Recognition of Belligerency
H. Consequences of Recognition of Belligerency
Additional Material/s:
Brownlie, pp. 143 to 157