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some university level important questions regarding the subject ...............

1. Some writers doubt whether International Law qualifies as law. What is your

2. The basis of International Law is human nature, reason, and justice. Discus
whether you agree or not?

3. Discus treaties as one of the sources of International Law. Can International

Law survive without it?

4. Explain in details the main material principal sources of Public International

Law. Your answer should be in line with the Article 38 of the Statute of
International Court of Justice (ICJ).

5. The scope of International Law has widened to include individuals and non-
state entities. Discus. (or) Discuss the question whether International Law is
exclusively concerned with the states.

6. What is meant by “Relationship between International Law and Municipal

Law”? Explain it in the light of various theories expounded in this respect.

7. To what extent can municipal courts apply International Law. Answer with
reference to British and US practice.

8. Discuss the legal nature and modes of Recognition of State with particular
reference to the difference between “De facto” and “De jure” Recognition.

9. What do you understand by “recognition of states” and “Recognition of

Governments”? Explain the rules, which govern the recognition of insurgents
and its legal effects.

10. Define territorial waters. State the extent to which a coastal state can
exercise its jurisdiction over these waters.

11. Write a detailed note on Succession of States.

12. Define a Treaty. What are the circumstances, which may terminate a
treaty? What is ratification of a Treaty?
13. How a multilateral treaty is concluded? What are various rules for its

14. What is intervention and when it can be permitted in International Law?

15. What is statelessness? How can it be remedied?

16. Define “Nationality”. How is it acquired and lost?

17. Define “extradition”. What are the common rules of International Law,
which govern extradition in the absence of an extradition treaty?

18. Discuss the constitution, functions, and powers of the Security Council of
the UNO. Discuss its failure, if any.

19. Discuss fully the powers and function of the UN General Assembly.

20. Write a detailed note on the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

21. Write a short note on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948.
What is its present day status? Critically examine its legal character.

22. Discuss provisions of Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War.

23. Discuss some amicable means for the settlement of international disputes.