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  1. 1. 1 | Pa g e SYLLABUS AND LECTURE PLAN OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 2014 ASMATULLAH KAKAR UNIVERSITY LAW COLLEGE, QUETTA TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. HEC Prescribed Syllabus…………………………………………...………..1 2. Redesigning of Syllabus by Tutor…….…………………………………...…2 3. Recommended Books Books………………………………………..……….3 4. Lecture Plan…………………………..……………………………….. ……4 1. HEC PRESCRIBED SYLLABUS: Following is the syllabus of International Law, to be taught to the students of LL.B. I prescribed by HEC. Chapter 1: Nature, origin and Basis of International Law Chapter 2: Material Sources of International Law Chapter 3: Subjects of International Law Chapter 4: Relation between International and State law Chapter 5: States in General Chapter 6: Recognition Chapter 7: State Territorial Sovereignty Chapter 8: State Jurisdiction Chapter 9: State Responsibility Chapter 10: Succession to Rights and obligations Chapter 11: The State and the Individual Chapter 12: The State and the economic interest Chapter 13: Diplomatic Envoys, Councils and other Representatives Chapter 14: The Law and Practice as to Treaties Chapter 15: The International Disputes Chapter 16: War, Armed Conflicts and other Hostilities Chapter 17: Neutrality Chapter 18: International Humanitarian Law Chapter 19: International Institutions including International Criminal Court Note: For the Academic Session, 2014, I want to skip the following Chapters: Chapter 1: State Responsibility Chapter 2: Succession to Rights and Obligations
  2. 2. 2 | Pa g e Chapter 3: The State and Economic Interest Chapter 4: War, Armed Conflict and Hostilities Chapter 5: International Institutions including International Criminal Court Chapter 6: Diplomatic Envoys, Councils and other Representatives Chapter 7: International Institutions Therefore, the revised Syllabus may be redesigned as under: 2. REDESIGNING OF SYLLABUS BY TUTOR: However, looking at the psychology, mode and level of students, I I would redesign the syllabus as under: PART – I INTRODUCTION Unit 1: What is International Law? Meaning, Definition, Kinds, Basis of International Law, Weaknesses of International Law, Sanctions in International Law. Unit 2: Nature of International Law Schools of International Law, Whether International Law a Law in the True sense or not? International Law is a Law in True Sense. International is not Law in True Sense. International is a Law but a Weak Law. International Law is a mere Positive Morality. Unit 3: Subjects of International Law International Legal Personality-Meaning and Definition, Subjects of International Law, Theory Regarding Subjects of International Law, Place of Individual in International Law. Unit 4: Relationship between International Law and Municipal Law Theories: Monism, Dualism and Harmonization, Specific Adoption Theory, Transformation Theory and Delegation Theory. Unit 5: Sources of International Law Sources: Meaning and Nature, International Customs, Treaties, General Principles of Law Recognized by Civilized Nations, Decisions of Judicial or Arbitral Tribunals, Juristic Works, Decisions or Determinations of the Organs of the International Institutions, ex aequo et bono, Equity and Justice, Order of the Use of Sources of International Law, Other Possible Sources of International Law: The International Law Commission, Other Bodies, Unilateral Acts. PART – II STATE AND CONCEPTS RELATING TO STATE Unit 6: States in General State: Definition, Nature and Brief History, Essentials of a State, Functions of State, Types of State Unit7: Recognition Meaning, Definition, Essentials, Theories, Modes of Recognition, Difference between De jure and De facto Recognition. Recognition of Insurgency, Recognition of Belligerency, Impacts of Recognition, Consequences of Non- Recognition. Unit 7: State Territorial Sovereignty Concept of Territory, Territorial Sovereignty, Acquisition and Loss of State Territory, Types of State Territory, Territorial Sovereignty. Unit 8: State Jurisdiction
  3. 3. 3 | Pa g e Meaning, Distinction between Exercise and Basis of Jurisdiction, Civil Jurisdiction, Criminal Jurisdiction and its Principles, Extra-territorial Jurisdiction. Unit 9: The State and the Individual Place of Individual under International Law, Rights of Individual under International Law, Obligations of Individual, Nationality, Domicile and Citizenship PART – III: INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES Unit 10: Introduction to International Disputes Meaning and origin, Effects, Means of Settlement of International Disputes. Unit 11: International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Meaning, Nature, Scope and Brief History, jus ad bellum and jus in bello, Sources, Types of Conflicts, Characteristic of IHL. Unit 12: International Judicial Forums ICJ, ICC and Permanent Court International Arbitration – Their scope, Nature, Composition and Jurisdiction. 3. RECOMMENDED BOOKS: 1. BROWNIE, I., PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW, 2ND ED., (OXFOR:1973, REP. 1977), OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. 2. OPPENHEIM, L., INTERNATIONAL LAW-A TREATIES, (LAUTHERPACHT ED.), VOL 1&II, 8TH ED., 8TH IMPRESSION, 3RD REP., (LAHORE), ALAMEEN PUBLICATIONS PRESS 3. INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL LAW BY J G STARKE. 4. BRIERLY, J.L., THE LAW OF NATIONS, (NEW DEHLI: 2007) COSMO PUBLICATIONS 5. TANDON, L.N., S.K. KAPOOR, INTERNATIONAL LAW, 5TH REVISED ED., (LAHORE), MANSOOR BOOK HOUSE 6. HARRIS, DJ, CASES AND MATERIALS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW, 6TH ED. (INT’L STUDENTS ED.), (RAWALPINDI) T.S. PRINTERS, NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION. ISLAMABAD. 7. LEVI, WERNER, CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL LAW – A CONCISE INTRODUCTION, (USA: 1979), WESTVIEW PRESS 8. CASSESE, ANTONIO, INTERNATIONAL IN A DIVIDED WORLD, (NEW YORK:1986), OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 9. SHAW, N. MALCOLM, INTERNATIONAL LAW, 4TH ED.
  4. 4. 4 | Pa g e 4. LECTURE PLAN: Academic session, 2014 is starting formally from 1st June and may end in the last week of October. Therefore, there would be 20 weeks in this academic session. However, there are public holidays, festivals and summer vacations. This lecture plan is designed in accordance with the number of 17 total weeks reserving three weeks for holidays etc. The course is assessed to be completed along with revision in 17th working week of the academic session provided that in Class time table two periods, each of 40 to 50 minutes, have been allocated to International Law per week. It is important to mention here, that this timeline is crucial and if due to any reason the estimated classes could not be obtained it will directly affect the completion of the syllabus. However, for LL.B. II (Morning Session) there are 3 three classes. The third class on Friday may entitled as Tutorial of International Law, where we will discuss the tutorial topic concerning International Law. The details of which shall be provided weekly. The lectures plan is as under: L. No.* Topic Weak L. No.* Topic Weak 1 Orientation Lecture 1st 17 Territorial Sovereignty – II 9th 2 What is International Law? 1st 18 Territorial Sovereignty – III 9th 3 What is International Law? (Continue) 2nd 19 State Jurisdiction – I 10th 4 Nature of International Law: Schools, Is it a Law? 2nd 20 State Jurisdiction – II 10th 5 Nature of International Law: Law, Not Law, Weak Law 3rd 21 The State and the Individual – I 11th 6 Nature of International Law: Mere Positive Morality 3rd 22 The State and the Individual – II 11th 7 Subjects of International Law 4th 23 The State and the Individual – III 12th 8 Relationship between Int’l & Municipal Law: Legal Personality, Theories 4th 24 Introduction to Int’l Disputes – I 12th 9 Relation b/w Int’l & Municipal Law: Place of Individual in Int’l Law 5th 25 Introduction to Int’l Disputes - II 13th 10 Sources of Int’l. Law - I 5th 26 IHL – I 13th 11 Sources of Int’l. Law – II 6th 27 IHL – II 14th 12 Sources of Int’l. Law – III 6th 28 IHL – III 15th 13 States in General 7th 29 IHL – IV 15th 14 Recognition – I 7th 30 Int’l Judicial Forums - I 16th 15 Recognition – II 8th 31 Int’l Judicial Forums – II 17st 16 Territorial Sovereignty – I 8th 32 Int’l Judicial Forums - III 17st Lecture Number