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International Affairs
INTA 1110
Tarun Chaudhary

International Law 11/6/2012 12:02:00 PM Int'l Law: The institution  What is an institution? o Constitutional Institutions (ex. Sovereignty) o Fundamental institutions (ex. Multilateralism) o Issue-specific  Int'l law is an institution rooted in 1century to the present political thought. o Early modern Europe  Law is divinely ordained  19 thcentury o Constitutionalism o Popular sovereignty o The effect?  Law=less about fealty now derived from reciprocal accord Characteristics of Modern Int'l law  Based on o Treaties o Customs o General principles of law o Legal scholarship Recent Changes in Int'l Law  4 ways in which int'l law facilitates an int'l order of states o states are its primary subjects, with rights and obligations o states are the primary agents of int'l law o int'l law is concerned with the regulation of interstate relations o int'l law is confined to order, it’s not about justice  Recent changes o Individuals, groups, and orgs are increasing
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