Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9182
    Sched. No.: 114821780

International Law and the Use of Force*
Section 1
Deeks, Ashley

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):R, 1540-1740 (WB119)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/26/2015 06:15:09 AM**
Current Enrollment:13 **This information is current as of 05/26/2015 06:15:09 AM**

Course Description:

This seminar will examine the extent to which international law successfully regulates the use of force in the international community. We will focus on the prohibition on the use of force found in the U.N. Charter, and the exceptions to that prohibition. The course will explore in detail the rights of national and collective self-defense, authorization of force by the U.N. Security Council, humanitarian intervention, the protection of nationals, and the use of force against non-state actors. Using both historical and contemporary case-studies (including Libya, Kosovo, the two Gulf Wars, and the conflict with al Qaeda), we will examine the identities and incentives of players in the international community who interpret rules relating to the use of force. Thematically, the course will emphasize the role of international law in state decision-making; the importance of state practice in the evolution of international rules; and the relationship between substantive decision-making and the procedural requirements of international law.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Seven (7) 900 word reaction papers throughout the semester