Political Science | International Law
Y367 | 14672 | Rathbun, N


This course is an introduction to public international law for
students of international relations. The primary purpose of this
course is to enhance students' understanding of the ways in which
international law orders international politics. The course will
cover the mechanics of how international law functions, states
responsibilities and rights, and the international legal structure,
including international courts and major international
organizations.  The substantive focus will be on the use of force,
laws of war, human rights, nonproliferation, terrorism, and
international trade.  Emphasis throughout the course is on the
substantive rules of the law, the relationship between law and
politics, and on contemporary episodes that illustrate the issues.