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POL340 MARCH 21ST 2012
European Union
- Coherent thesis and coherent argument supported by all the facts we have learned
o Treaties
o Dates
o Considerations
- Maastricht 1992
- Imaginate how to unite “Europe”
o Europe is just an idea
- Under Maastricht treaty, the Single Euorpean act and others
o Create a political economic structure not yet a security union
o Economic internal market almost completely without internal barriers, a monetary
union for a proportion of the 27 members, common currency,
o Political structures:
The state (27 members states actively involved in EU decisions making)
Also have essential legal structures and isntitutions inside EU constructuct
primarily responsible for decision making
Primarily the EU commission
o Departments bureaucratic apparatuses that drive decisions making and policy
- European court of justice
o One judge per state
o Operates in 23 official languages
o President of the court interactes within a body in European commission
o Do litigation between states, between interests between states and even citizens
regarding treaties withing the EU and state law and relations between states / citiznes.
- Exam:
o 10 questions pick 4 essays
o Whole year of material
o Ex: pros and cons of legal architecture of the EU
o R2P SHOULD BECOME LAW, DISCUSS
o DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY IS IRRELEVANT FOR PIECE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
o THE icc IS A FORCE FOR STABILITY IN THE WORLD
o LAW OF THE SEA CANADA’S OBLIGATION UNDER THE LAW OF THE SEA IN THE ARTIC
HOW DO THEY MATCH UP WITH CDN interests in the artic
The law of the sea framework is a guarantor against war in the artic
o Germany joning the security council will help the cause of global security/peace under
the UN framework.
o The US is wise not to sign onto the Rome statute and the ICC
o The current international legal framework is useless in preventing genocides within
permanent security council members states.
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