Basic Principles of International Law

Basic Principles of International Law

This course surveys international law. It covers obligations of states to one another and their enforcement in international and domestic forums. Attention is also given to the law of war, international criminal law, and human rights.


In this lesson, we’ll discuss some basic elements of international law that’ll make it easier to understand. Specifically, we’ll look at what public international law covers, what we mean by sovereignty, and explore its historical development and its general structure.

I.               Public International Law

This course is on public international law, which focuses on the relationship and interaction between...