Class readings

·       Global Sex Tourism

What is global sex tourism?

Why is this a problem?

What measures have been taken at the international level to deal with global sex tourism?

What are the main legal measures adopted by Canada to deal with global sex tourism? What are the main flaws of these laws? What are the major advantages?

What are the main legal measures adopted by the US? What are the differences with the Canadian laws?

 

·       International Law background

What are the primary sources of International Law?

Give, at least, 2 examples of a customary international law.

What are the secondary sources of international law?

What do you think about the writings of publicists as sources of international law?

What are the main actors of international law?

Should individuals and international organizations have a larger role in the creation of rights and obligations at the international level?

 

 

·       Private International Law

What is Private International Law? What are the differences between Public International Law and Public International Law?

What are the main elements of Private International Law?

What are the main Private International Law norms of the Montreal Convention of 28 May, 1999?

 

·       The Use of Force in International Law

What is jus in bello?

What is jus ad bellum?

What is the source of self-defence?

What are the flaws of the law on the use of force?

 

International Criminal Court

What is the personal jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court?

What crimes can be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court?

What is the relationship with the UN Security Council? What role can the Security Council play?

Why has the United States not ratified the ICC treaty?

What measures has the United States adopted to prevent the prosecution of its nationals?

 

·       Human Trafficking

 

What is human trafficking? Why is this a problem?

Give examples of human trafficking?

What legal measures have been taking at the international level?

What are the main legal measures adopted by Canada?

 

 

 

·       Extradition

What is extradition?

What is Canada’s policy with regard to extradition?

What is the legal regime dealing with extradition in Canada?

What is Canada’s position with respect to extradition of individuals facing the death penalty?

 

 

·       International Space Law

What is International Space Law? What does it regulate?

Discuss international space responsibility?

What is the international state liability regime adopted in the 1972 Liability Convention? How is this regime different from general International Law?