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- Define treaties and differentiate between bilateral and multilateral treaties.
- Learn about the Geneva Convention, the United Nations Convention Against Torture and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
- Discuss the importance of the protocols, rules and courtesies of the political arena.
- Explore the implications of the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act as well as its exceptions.
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. 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.
3. What is Disarmament? - Definition, Conferences & Meaning
Disarmament is the process of reducing or eliminating military forces and weapons through cooperation, treaties, and oversight. Learn about disarmament in this lesson, and take a quiz at the end.
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