About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the International Law in Politics chapter into a 4-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Business treaties for international companies||Treaty and Article II; bilateral and multilateral treaties|
|Tuesday||World politics and international conventions||Conventions of the UN, the Geneva Convention and protocols|
|Wednesday||Global politics and international protocols||Protocols, diplomacy and the Kyoto Protocol|
|Thursday||Sovereign immunity||Foreign sovereign immunity, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and exceptions to FSIA|
1. Treaties Under Article II of the U.S. Constitution
Treaties are an important part of international law. A treaty is a legally binding agreement made between two or more government entities. This lesson explains the difference between bilateral and multilateral treaties.
2. International Conventions & World Politics
This lesson explains the use of conventions in world politics. It highlights the Geneva Convention, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, and the United Nations Convention against Torture.
3. International Protocols in Global Politics
This lesson will explain the different uses of the word 'protocol' within political science. In doing this, it will highlight protocol as rules of courtesy, as well as focusing on agreements like the Kyoto Protocol.
4. Sovereign Immunity: Definition, Act and Waivers
The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act places limitations on lawsuits that involve foreign sovereign nations. This lesson explores the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and explains when immunity is applicable.
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