PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW (2S, 2B, and 2C) JUAN RUFFO D. CHONG, B.S.C. (DLSU), J.D. (AdMU), LL.M. (NYU, NUS) Specializations: Global Business Law and International & Comparative Law [email protected]
ASSIGNMENT SHEET NO. 1 (Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.; Fridays, 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.) Study and master the following chapters of the International Law books of Justice Isagana A. Cruz and Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas (any later edition may suffice): Chapters 1 to 6 Be adept in discussing the following topics. Some topics touch upon actual historical events so be sure to read up on relevant past occurrences: ● General principles of International Law: Definitions, Divisions, Monists and Dualists, Distinctions with Municipal Law, Status in Philippine Jurisdiction, Basis, Sanctions and Enforcement ● Sources of International Law: Art. 38 of the Statute of the ICJ, Customary International Law, Jus Cogens ● Subjects and Objects of International Law, Concept of States, Classification of States, Creation and Extinction of States, State Succession, Recognition of States and Governments, Rights of States ● United Nations: History, Principal Organs, Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter ● Treaties: Definition, Function, Status in Philippine Jurisdiction Read the following materials. Refrain from making use of substandard digests and outlines. The originals may be easily obtained online. Make your own notes: 1. United Nations Charter 2. Statute of the International Court of Justice 3. U.N. Declaration of Human Rights 4. Kuroda v. Jalandoni, G.R. No. L-2662 (March 26, 1949) 5. Mejoff v. Director of Prisons, G.R. No. L-4254 (September 26, 1951) 6. North Sea Continental Shelf Cases,  ICJ Rep. 7. Nicaragua v. United States,  ICJ Rep. 8. Fisheries Jurisdiction Case (United Kingdom v. Iceland),  ICJ Rep. 9. Namibia Case,  ICJ Rep. 10. Danube Dam Case (Hungary v. Slovakia), 37 ILM 162 (1998) 11. The Tinoco Arbitration (Great Britain v. Costa Rica), 1923 12. Upright v. Mercury Business Machines Co., 1961
Always be prepared with current International Law news for class. Please dress appropriately and respect the process. Review the pertinent Handbook provisions on the matter. Tardiness is extremely frowned upon. Make sure to submit your index cards next meeting.
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