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International Law & Politics - Chapter Summary
This chapter's lessons offer an overview of principles of international law and ways those laws and standards are enforced. You will see how the International Court of Justice functions. Other lessons examine international conventions, protocols and business treaties. After completing all these lessons, you should be able to:
- Recognize sources of international law
- Describe the role of the International Court of Justice
- Analyze international conventions and world politics
- Describe international protocols in global politics
- Examine international business treaties
Our expert instructors will guide you through these concepts. You can complete the lessons at your own pace, using the video timelines to return to review key points. The quizzes at the end of each lesson let you practice answering multiple-choice questions as well as testing your knowledge. Written transcripts are also available so you can read along with the instructor.
1. Sources of International Law
You often hear people talking about the importance of international law, but where does it come from? This lesson explains many of the sources of international law, from ancient treaties to modern courts.
2. International Court of Justice: Role & Jurisdiction
When talks break down between people over issues, lawsuits are often filed. Between countries, wars were often fought. However, with the creation of the International Court of Justice, a new forum for disputes exists.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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