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1. International law is a product of centuries - eleaborate the statement in view of the scientific development and codification of the law.

2. States continue to be the principal subjects of international legal relations but non-state entities too exert a great deal of influence on the legal system. Examine the statement with reference to rights and duties of international organizations under law.

3. While customs form the major part of Internatiomal law it is conventions that make it more authentic and applicable. Discuss.

4. Why is the third UN convention on the law of sea (UNCLOS-III) considered a vast diplomatic and legal undertaking and what has made it different to the earlier efforts on the subject ?

5. Explain the structure and powers of the International Court of Justice and assess the importance of the principles laid down in judicial decisions of leading cases as precedents for states.

6. Define Recognition and explain its kinds. Also point out the difference between recognition of states and governments.

7. Keeping in view the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). What can be a reform agenda in your opinion for making the UN more effective ?
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Post the correct answers of mcq please
1) Constitutional and Law Making Treaty
2) Decision of Publicists on Law
3) International Legal Person
4) Mont Video Convention
5) Riparian State
6) Geneva Convention 1949
7) Marginal Belt or Territorial sea
8) Continental Self
9) Vienna Convention 1969
10) None of These
11) Integral Part of UN
12) None of These
13) General Assembly
14) Geneva Convention
15) Mediation and Inquiry
16) Extra Power of Judges
17) Sea-bed, ocean shore and subsoil as common heritage
18) United Nation Declaration of Human Rights
19) South Korea
20) New York


all the given MCQs are correct. I've consulted them mine are 17 correct though just match your answers with these....
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Answer of 2nd mcq is (b)
And Canals and gulfs are internal waters.
And of 13 is ECOSOC,
Certainly not Locarno treaties brother, not at all.
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1) Constitutional and Law Making Treaty
2) Decision of Publicists on Law
3) International Legal Person
4) Mont Video Convention
5) Riparian State
6) Geneva Convention 1949
7) Marginal Belt or Territorial sea
8) Continental Self
9) Vienna Convention 1969
10) None of These
11) Integral Part of UN
12) None of These
13) General Assembly
14) Geneva Convention
15) Mediation and Inquiry
16) Extra Power of Judges
17) Sea-bed, ocean shore and subsoil as common heritage
18) United Nation Declaration of Human Rights
19) South Korea
20) New York


all the given MCQs are correct. I've consulted them mine are 17 correct though just match your answers with these....
14)Lacarno treaties
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And of 13 is ECOSOC,

Certainly not Locarno treaties brother, not at all.
Awais is right guys answer of 13 is ECOSOC... Here is the link for reference.

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I hate to break it to you that you still have a few wrong.

9 C >>>some treaties are self executory, there validity is judged through the provision of treaties that whether they would require any ratification from the state legislature or not.

13 B .. Security council prime function is to maintain peace and security. Human Rights question is delegated to ECOSOC which furnishes it reports to General Assembly

14 a ... Geneva Convention deals with the war crimes. Laws of wars were dealt by Hague Convention which forbade the use of poisonous weapon..etc

16 a.... ICJ is the creature of statue and parties consent therefore its judges cannot have extra powers. In Legal Terms equity is the set of legal principles that supplement strict rules of law. In International law it means flexibility shown by a judge (I still cant comprehend this one but this is whats given in S.K.Kapoor book)
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Latin: the sense of legal obligation. In international law, acceptance of a practice as sufficient to create legal obligations.


A nation's internal waters covers all water and waterways on the landward side of the baseline from which a nation's territorial waters is defined.[citation needed] It includes waterways such as rivers and canals, and sometimes the water within small bays. According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the coastal nation is free to set laws, regulate any use, and use any resource. Foreign vessels have no right of passage within internal waters, and this lack of right to innocent passage is the key difference between internal waters and territorial waters.
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Opinio Juris >> means opinion of jurists>>> legal publications by renowned jurists.


Sources of International Law - Pritzker Legal Research Center
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/libr...rcesofintllaw/
The last two--judicial decisions and the teachings of publicists--are sometimes referred.....
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Part II

1. International law is a product of centuries - eleaborate the statement in view of the scientific development and codification of the law.

2. States continue to be the principal subjects of international legal relations but non-state entities too exert a great deal of influence on the legal system. Examine the statement with reference to rights and duties of international organizations under law.

3. While customs form the major part of Internatiomal law it is conventions that make it more authentic and applicable. Discuss.

4. Why is the third UN convention on the law of sea (UNCLOS-III) considered a vast diplomatic and legal undertaking and what has made it different to the earlier efforts on the subject ?

5. Explain the structure and powers of the International Court of Justice and assess the importance of the principles laid down in judicial decisions of leading cases as precedents for states.

6. Define Recognition and explain its kinds. Also point out the difference between recognition of states and governments.

7. Keeping in view the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). What can be a reform agenda in your opinion for making the UN more effective ?
An average paper , it was mix of both theoretical and analytical questions .

Question 1. Development and codification of international law .
Question 2. Subjects of int law.
Question 3. Comparison betweenn custom and convention .
Question 4. No doubt , it was out of blue . No one would have thought of this question.
Question 5. Int court of justice , another favourite topic of examiner.
Question 6. Recognition ,
Question 7. UNO With little twist of MDG , it looks difficult but major portion revolves around reforming uno.
This was simply my analysis , anyone can disagree. Best of luck for CE 13.
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UN REFORM according to millenium development goals.

Anyone who has attempted this paper from a humanitarian point of view is right.
This was a specific question, so if someone has written reforms of security council, or VETO, or expansion , he shouldn't expect much out of this.
All MDGs are related to humanitarian aspects, like education, infant mortality, poverty eradication.
SO , it was a matter of Paradigm shift from security to humanitarian issues, this question was inspired from oxfords very short book on UN.

RECOGNITION and DEVELOPMENT of int law in centuries were Straight forward questions.
Rest of the paper was specific and ZARA HAT KE.
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