POL 3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Universal Jurisdiction, International Civil Aviation Organization, Kyoto Protocol

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8 Jun 2018
Lecture 7
International law= a body of rules and norms regulating several different types of interactions
Among states
Between states and IGOs
(in more limited cases: among IGOs, States, individuals)
1. Functions of International Law
1. Both domestic and International law
1. Makes some sort of order-> set expectations about behavior
2. Monitor level on rule set in law
3. Protects form exploitation
4. Legitimate use of force-> domestic- given to the gov b/c if violated the
5. Obedient to Domestic and international compels behaviors
2. Different from domestic law in that
1. In domestic law
1. Is in a hierarchical system: established authoritative structures exist at the top
to make and enforce law
2. In international law:
1. Is a horizontal system: authoritative structures not at top to make and enforce
1. So How Do we get International law?
2. How do we get States to follow them?
2. Sources of International Law
Customary Law
o Early on, key source of law
o Hegemon or group of states solves a problem in a particular way
o These habits become ingrained as more states follow the same process
EX US/UK and law of the sea
o Limits of customary Law:
Develops slowly
Customs can become outmoded
EX 3-mile territorial extension for foreign vessels=> custum bc cannon
balls only reach 3 mile but tech- no more cannonballs, so out of
date now 12 miles
Often ambiguity in interpretation
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