International Law

CSS Syllabus International Law – 100 Marks

I. Nature, Origin and Basis of International Law.

· The Emergence of International Law, Early European Authors, The Nation-State System, The Enforcement of International Law, The Effectiveness of International Law, The Weakness of International Law, The Juridical Basis of International law, The Future of International law and Material Sources of International Law.

II. Relation between International Law and State Law.

· Article 38 of the Statute of International Court of Justice, Primary Sources of
International Law, Subsidiary Sources of International Law, International Soft Law

III. State in General and Recognition

· Personality and Statehood in International Law, The Subjects of International Law, Recognition of State and Government in International Law, Recognition of State and Government in National Law.

IV. The Law and Practice as to Treaties

· The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

V. The Settlement of International Disputes.

· Negotiation, Mediation and Good Offices, Inquiry, Settlement by the United
Nations, Conciliation, Arbitration, The International Court of Justice.

VI. International Humanitarian Law.

· International and Non-International Armed Conflicts, Non-International Armed Conflict, ‘Combatant’ and ‘Protected Persons’, Protection of Wounded, Sick and Ship-Wrecked Persons, POWs, Civilians, Limitations on the Conduct of War, Limits on the Choice of Methods and Means of Warfare.

VII. The Use of Force

· The Law before the UN Charter, The Law after the Charter, The Collective Use of
Force, The Right of Self-Defence.

VIII. International Institutions

IX. State Territorial Sovereignty. X. State Responsibility.
XI. State Jurisdiction.

XII. Succession to Rights and Obligations. XIII. The State and the Individual.
XIV. The State and the Economic Interest.

XV. Diplomatic Envoys, Counsels and other Representatives. XVI. War, Armed Conflicts and other Hostilities.
XVII. Neutrality.


S.No. Title Author
1. International Law Malcolm N. Shaw
2. Principles of Public International Law Lan Brownlie
3. International Law Dr. S.K. Kapoor
4. Introduction to International Law J.G. Starke, QC
5. International Humanitarian Law ICRC Pakistan
6. Extradition Act, 1972 Nil
7. The Diplomatic and Consular Privileges Act, 1972 Nil
8. Territorial Waters and Maritime Zone Act, 1976 Nil
9. U.N. Convention on Law of the Sea, 1984 Nil
10. Cases and Materials on International Law D.J. Harris

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