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Syllabus

Public International Law


Module I: Introduction

Introduction
Definitions
Nature of International law
Legality of International Law- Positive Morality
Theories as to Basis of International Law
-Naturalist Theory
-Positivist Theory
Development of International Law

Module II: Sources and Subjects of International Law

Introduction
Customs
Treaties and Conventions
General Principles of Law
Judicial Decisions
Other Sources
Subjects of International Law- Various Theories: Realistic TheoryFictional Theory- Functional Theory

Module III: International Law and Municipal Law

Introduction
Monistic Theory
Dualistic Theory
Specific Adoption Theory
Transformation Theory
Delegation Theory

Module IV: States

Concept of State
Essential Ingredients of State
Different kinds of States
Territory of State Land, Water and Air Space

Module V : Recognition and Jurisdiction of states


Recognition of States- De Facto and De Jure

Theories of Recognition
Recognition of Belligerency and Recognition of Insurgency
Collective Recognition
State Jurisdiction
Territorial Sovereignty

Module VI: State Responsibility and State Succession


Responsibility of States Original and Vicarious Responsibility
State Responsibility for various Acts- Individual Acts, Mob Violence,
Insurgency, etc.
State Succession
Theories of State Succession
Rights and Duties arising out of State Succession
Module VII: Law of Treaties

Concept of Treaty
Kinds of Treaties
Binding Force of Treaties
PactaSuntServanda
Jus Cogens
Rebus SucStantibus
Parties of a Treaty
Formation of a Treaty
Reservations
Invalidity and Termination of Treaties

Module VIII: Individuals under International Law

Position of Individuals
Nationality
-Acquisition of Nationality
-Loss of Nationality
-Statelessness
Asylum
-Territorial and Extra-territorial
Extradition
Rules relating to Extradition

Module IX: Settlement of International Dispute

Legal and Political Disputes


Pacific Means of Settlement
Arbitration

Negotiation
Mediation
Good Offices
Conciliation
Settlement under UNO
Compulsive Means Retortion, Reprisals, Embargo, Pacific
Blockade, Intervention.

References
1. Malcolm Nathan Shaw, International Law, Cambridge University Press,
2003
2. Tim Hillier, Sourcebook on Public International Law, Routledge, 1998
3. Ian Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law, Oxford University
Press, 2008
4. Joseph Gabriel Starke, Ivan Anthony Shearer, Starke's International
Law, Butterworths, 1994
5. Lassa Oppenheim, Robert Jennings and Arthur Watts, Oppenheim's
International Law, Oxford University Press, USA, 2008
6. S K Kapoor, International Law and Human Rights, Central Law Agency,
Allahabad, (14th Edn.-2002)
7. H.O. Agarwal, International Law & Human Rights, Central Law
Publications, 2000
8. Ian Brownlie, Basic Documents in International Law, Oxford University
Press, 2008
9. Gideon Boas, Public International Law, Edward Elgar, 2012.

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