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Spring 2018
LAW571  A  INTERNATIONAL LAW OF STATE RESPONSIBILITY

Course Description
For the international community to consider that it has a system of law, its subjects must somehow be held responsible for breaches of legal obligations. One can hardly claim to advise on any aspect of international law -- whether the law of war, human rights, trade and investment, environmental protection -- without knowing how breaches of its supposed rules might result in liability on the part of the most relevant actors: States. International law developed as a set of rules defined by treaties or proposed by scholars and leaders interested in building an international community. But what if the treaty was breached, or the proposals ignored? For many generations, sovereigns were accountable only to God. In the 20th century, pronouncements of various international tribunals set out rules of liability and reparation in a piecemeal manner. At the dawn of the 21st Century, draft Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts finally emerged from the UN's International Law Commission, purporting to codify international law. This course will explore where we are today.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-16-2018 - 04-25-2018   W  5:30 PM-7:20 PM TBD

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: (or concurrent): International Law (foreign students having taken international law in their home countries qualify).
Method of Evaluation: Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

PAULSSON, JAN


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: jpaulsson@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-5638
Office: G366

CLAUSSEN, KATHLEEN E



Contact Information:
Email: kec120@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-6646