International Law Notes

Sociology | Mercantile Law | International Law | International Relations

Today, International Law, though not recognized by all the world states but somehow is directly or indirectly affecting the world order. The era to live in isolation after having pursued the aggressive policies backed by the emotionalism and nationalism is over. A state has to take care of its relations with the world economies and world powers. This international law is not the brainchild of one legislature or one jurist but hundreds of them. It is the name of usage and customs practiced by the states for years.

What is International Law?
International Customs
Elements of International Custom
International Treaties/Conventions
Principles of International Law
Decisions of Judicial and Arbitral Tribunals
Juristic Works (Opinio Jurist)
Decisions of International Institutions
Secondary Material sources of International Law
International Law vs. Municipal Law
Municipal, National and International Law
Monistic Theory
Dualistic Theory
Subjects of International Law
Theories regarding Subjects of International Law
Theory 1: States Alone are Subjects of International Law
Theory 2: Individuals Alone are Subjects of International Law
Theory 3: States, Individuals and Non-Entities are Subjects of IL
Current Status of Individuals
State and Individual
Nationality and International Law
Nationality, Domicila, Citizenship and Principles
Modes of Acquisition of Nationality
Modes of Losing Nationality
State’s Territorial Sovereignty
National Waters
Contiguous Zone
Exclusive Economic Zone
Continental Shelf
Internal Waters
Innocent Passage
Air Space
Outer Space
Satellites in Outer Space
Law of Treaties
Formalities of a Treaty
Treaty the Written Instrument
International Personality
Reservations to a Treaty
Prescribed stages for making a reservation
Reservation under VCLT
War, Self Defense and Intervention under UN Charter
World Wars and Intervention
Grounds of Justified Intervention
State Succession
Kinds of State Succession
Continuing and Succeeded State
Settlement of International Disputes
Diplomatic means to sort out disputes
Non-diplomatic means to sort out disputes
Settlement of Disputes via ICJ
Organization of International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Limitation of judges securing impartiality & Access to the ICJ
Jurisdiction of ICJ
Settlement of International Disputes by Forceful Means
State and Government Recognition
Theories for state recognition
Doctrines for state recognition of government
Modes of recognition of government
Manners of recognition
State Responsibility
Attribution of act to a State
Direct International Wrongs
Indirect International Wrongs
Calvo clause and its uselessness
Admissibility and rejection of a state law
Quiz | Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)