International law is derived from a number of widely recognised sources. Explain the main sources of international law

International law is derived from a number of widely recognised sources. Explain the main sources of international law

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW (IR)

 

Instructions to candidates:

 

a) Time allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do not write anything during this time)

b) Answer any FIVE questions

c) All questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]

 

1. International law is derived from a number of widely recognised sources. Explain the main sources of international law. [20]

 

2. The acquisition of territory by a state is a much discussed and often controversial theme in international law. Review the key principles of international law with regard to the acquisition of territory. [20]

 

3. Explain the defences typically used by states accused of breaching international law. [20]

 

4. Review the content of the UN Law of the Sea Convention (1982). [20]

 

5. Critically evaluate the extent to which a state can be considered to be responsible for the environment. [20]

 

6. Analyse the concept of state immunity with regard to diplomatic law and diplomatic immunity. [20]

 

7. Analyse the mechanisms available in human rights treaties to ensure compliance with their content. [20]

 

8. Review the structures and powers of the United Nations, setting out the functions of its key decisionmaking bodies. [20]


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