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    A Simple and comprehensive book for Public International Law, forwarded by Justice Inderjit Singh

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    CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

    Origin and Development of International Law.
    Public and Private International Law.
    International Law V/s Municipal Law.
    ˜ Dualism
    ˜ Monism
    Weaknesses of International Law
    Subjects of International Law
    CHAPTER-2 NATURE AND BASIS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW                                                                

    Not a Law- Supporters and their views
    International Law Is a Law
    Basis of International Law
    Sanctions of International Law
    Enforcement of International Law
    Functions of International Law
    Conclusion
    CHAPTER-3 SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ITS JURISDICTION 
    Traditional Sources of International Law
    ˜ Treaties
    ˜ Customary Law
    ˜ General Principles of Law
    ˜ Decisions of Courts and Tribunals
    ˜ Decisions of International Organizations
    PART B: JURISDICTION
    General Concept
    General Classification of Jurisdiction
    ˜ Personal Jurisdiction
    ˜ Territorial Jurisdiction
    ˜ Land Jurisdiction
    ˜ Maritime and Fluvial Jurisdiction
    ˜ The Contiguous Zone
    ˜ The Continental Shelf

    ˜ Aerial Jurisdiction
    ˜ The Patrimonial Sea
    ˜ The Open Seas
    Principles of Jurisdiction
    1. The Territorial Principle
    2. The Nationality/ Active Personality Principle
    3. Passive personality principle
    4. The Protective Principle
    5. The Universality Principle
    The case of United States of America v. Noriega
    Immunity of the Sovereign
    Jurisdiction in case of collision of ships on high sea
    The concept of Criminal jurisdiction under international law

    CHAPTER-4 RECOGNITION AND EXTRADITION                                                                              

    Meaning and Definition of the term ‘Recognition’
    Objects of Recognition
    Theories of Recognition
    i. Constitutive Theory
    ii. Declaratory or Evidentiary theory
    Preconditions of Recognition
    Is there a duty to grant recognition?
    Recognition of State and Government
    1. De Jure Government
    2. De facto Government
    Distinctions between the two kinds of recognition
    Legal Effects of Recognition of State and Governments
    Recognition subject to a condition
    Implied recognition
    Collective recognition
    Recognition of a head of state or of a new government
    Recognition of Belligerency
    Withdrawal of Recognition
    Indian Policy of Recognition
    B. EXTRADITION
    Meaning and definition of the term extradition
    Interpol and Extradition
    Position in India

    Extradition Treaties or Arrangements
    Kinds of Extradition Treaties
    Effect of War on Extradition Treaties
    State Succession and Extradition Treaties
    Extradition and Political Offence
    Extradition and Human Rights Implication
    New Trends in Extradition Law
    Human Rights as an Absolute Bar to Extradition
    Doctrine of Speciality
    Principle of Double Criminality
    Nationality and Extradition
    Leading judgments of the Supreme Court regarding Extradition

    CHAPTER 5 SETTLEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL

    DISPUTES AND TREATIES
    Settlement of International Disputes
    Pacific means of settlement of international dispute
    1. Arbitration
    2. Judicial Settlement
    3. Negotiations and consultations
    4. Mediation and good offices
    5. Enquiry
    6. Conciliation
    7. United Nation procedures
    Coercive Means
    1. Retaliation
    2. Reprisals
    3. Embargo
    4. UN Settlement
    5. Severance of diplomatic relations
    6. Maritime Blockade
    B. TREATIES
    Treaty as a generic term
    Kinds of treaties
    An introduction to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
    Status of Vienna Convention, 1969
    Vienna formula
    Making of Treaties
    Reservations
    Amendments in treaty
    Interpretation of treaty                                                                                                                                                   Consequences of terminology
    Ending treaty obligations
    Role of the United Nations
    Important Maxims Regarding Treaties
    1. Pactaterties nee nocent
    2. The rebus sic stantibus
    3. Pactasuntservanda
    Jus Cogens: A binding force of International Law

    CHAPTER-6 WAR AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS                                                                    

    A. War
    International Concept of war
    Definition and concept of war
    Different types of Warfare
    Effects of war over the Nations
    Important legislations on war
    Conclusion
    B. INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
    Definition and types of International Organizations
    Features of International Organizations
    Sovereignty and Competence
    The concept of legal personality
    Criteria for International legal personality
    Extent of legal personality
    Objective Personality
    Rights and duties of international organizations
    Conclusion

    CHAPTER-7 LEAGUE OF NATIONS

    Historical Background
    The Covenant of the League of Nations
    The Organization of the League of Nations
    Successes and Failures of the League of Nations

    CHAPTER-8 THE UNITED NATIONS AND ITS ORGANS                                                                        Charter of the United Nations
    The Aims of the United Nations
    The Principles of the United Nations
    Charter Provisions
    Membership
    The General Assembly
    The Security Council
    The Economic and Social Council

    The Trusteeship Council
    The International Court of Justice
    The Secretariat
    The UN System
    UN Action for Peace
    Autonomous Organizations Linked To the UNThrough Special Agreements

    CHAPTER-9 THE LAWS OF WARFARE (LAND, SEA, AND AIR)                                                            Laws of Land Warfare and Geneva Convention (1949)
    Purposes of the Law of War
    Basic Principles
    Laws of Land Warfare
    The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Their Additional Protocols
    ˜ The 1949 Geneva Conventions
    ˜ The second Geneva Convention, 1949
    ˜ The Third Geneva Convention, 1949
    ˜ The fourth Geneva Convention, 1949 (It affords protection to civilians, including in occupied territory)
    Common Article 3
    Application of the Geneva Conventions
    The Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions
    ˜ Additional Protocol I – international conflicts
    ˜ Additional Protocol II – non-international conflicts
    ˜ Additional Protocol III – additional distinctive emblem
    The Emblems under International Humanitarian Law

    Laws of Sea Water and The Declaration of Paris (1856)
    Making of the Laws of warfare
    Laws of maritime Warfare
    Declaration Respecting Maritime Law, Paris, 16 April 1856
    Prize courts
    ˜ The Appam
    ˜ International Prize Court
    Laws of Air Warfare and The Washington Conference
    The beginning of regulations
    The rules of aerial action
    The parameters of air warfare
    Some instances of belligerent aerial action
    ˜ Anti-city strategy/blitz
    ˜ The El Dorado Canyon operation
    ˜ The Gulf war: Desert Shield and Desert Storm
    ˜ Operation Deny Flight in the former Yugoslavia
    Hague Peace Conferences                                                                                                                                          Problems Posed by Air Power
    The Hague Rules of Air Warfare
    Conclusion

    INTERNATIONAL LAW II
    CHAPTER-10 INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW                                                                       Concept and definition of International Humanitarian Law
    Origin of International Humanitarian Law
    Creation of International Humanitarian Law
    Treaties Making Up International Humanitarian Law
    Application of International Humanitarian Law
    Areas of International Humanitarian Law
    Jus Ad Bellum And Jus In Bello
    International Humanitarian Law And International Human Rights Law: Similarities And Differences

    CHAPTER-11 INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE LAW                                                                                          Definition
    Distinction between Refugees and Other Foreigners
    The Legal Framework of the International Refugee Protection System
    International laws and standards
    ˜ 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
    ˜ 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees
    The responsibilities of States parties to the Refugee Convention
    Regional laws and standards
    ˜ 1969 Organization of African Unity (OAU) Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa
    ˜ The Cartagena Declaration
    The principle of non-refoulement
    UN General Assembly resolutions – The 1967 Declaration on Territorial Asylum
    Rights crucial to refugee protection
    UN Special Procedures on Human Rights available to or in favour of refugees
    Refugee Law and International humanitarian law
    India’s Stand on the Issue of Refugees Without Being a Party To The ‘Refugees Convention’
    Refugees and the Indian Legal Framework
    ˜ Constitutional Provisions
    ˜ Problem Faced By Refugees In India Being Not A Party To The Refugee’s Convention
    ˜ The Foreigners Act And Its Application To Refugees
    ˜ Principle of Non-refoulment Under Indian Law                                                                                                           Constitutional Protection To Foreigner’s
    ˜ Conclusion
    Syrian Crisis & Legal Reactions In European Union

    CHAPTER-12 INTERNATIONAL AIR AND SPACE LAW                                                                              Introduction
    The Outer Space Legal Landscape
    Space Law Treaties and Principles
    International Space Law and National Space Legislation
    India’s Contribution in Development of International Space Law
    ˜ Indian Space Activities and Law on Intellectual Property Protection
    ˜ Developments in space and India
    ˜ Indian Compliance with International Space Law

    CHAPTER-13 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW                                                                                     Concept of international Economic law
    The definition of international economic law
    The basis of international economic law Economic sovereignty
    Permanent sovereignty over natural resources (PSNR)
    Fundamental principles of international economic law
    The law on natural resources
    ˜ The Stockholm Declaration 1972
    ˜ The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States 1974
    ˜ World Charter for Nature 1982
    ˜ UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982
    ˜ The Brundtland Commission
    ˜ The Rio Conference 1992
    ˜ The UN Convention on Biological Diversity 1992
    Conclusion

    CHAPTER-14 INDIA AND WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION                                                                     The World Trade Organisation
    ˜ Dispute settlement
    ˜ Non-tariff barriers
    Doha Round of negotiations
    Success or Failure of these Talks on India
    India & WTO: The History of Disputes and the Commitments of Future
    India’s New Robust Policies under Modi Regime
    Trade Facilitation Agreement of WTO Ratified

     CHAPTER-15 INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 
    Basic Concepts of International Environmental law
    Aims of International Environmental law
    Features of International Environmental law
    Development Implications of International Environmental law
    Laws under International Environmental laws
    Conclusion

    APPENDIX I: CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS, 314 – 367
    1945 (With Amendments)
    APPENDIX II: STATUTE OF INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
    APPENDIX -III:IMPORTANT CASES INVOLVING QUESTIONS OF
    INTERNATIONAL LAW :
    ˜ The Lotus Case (1927, France V. Turkey, Pcij)
    ˜ The Asylum Case (1960 World)
    ˜ Mccannv. United Kingdom (1995; Euro Court Of Human Rights)
    ˜ Filartigav. Pena-Irala (1980; 2d) Plaintiff – Filartiga (Citizens Of Paraguay) Defendant ˜ District Court Dismissed For Lack Of Smj. On Appeal.
    ˜ The Reservations To The Genocide Convention Case (1951, Icj)
    ˜ The Paquete Habana Case (1900, Us)
    ˜ The Soering Case (1989, Echr)
    ˜ Treaty Regimes And The Protection Of The Environment Case: The Shrimp Turtle ˜ Case (38 International Legal Materials 118, 1999)
    ˜ Individuals As Subjects Of Int’l Law Case: The Nuremberg Judgment (1946)

    Multiple Choice Questions 368 – 381

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