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An Uncensored History of International Law
Last Updated Date:   21 June 2021

4 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This course will focus on some of the neglected historical aspects of international law, but also on the techniques of doing a “history” of the discipline (how is one even to attempt a history (or histories) of Euro-centric international law?). It will concentrate on topics as diverse as territorial acquisition and religious authority (the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas), on the freedom of the oceans and the slave trade, on colonies and race. The course will also be of particular interest to modalities of accountability for the international legal past, such as the 2000 Women’s International Tribunal on Sexual Violence and the recent advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice in the Chagos Archipelago.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Prof Dino Kritsiotis

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4451 / LL5451 / LL6451 / LLJ5451

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3-hrs continuous weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive course: Wk 1 - 3; Dates: *9- 27 Aug 2021 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm] [*make-up seminars for Mon, 9 Aug on Sat, 14 Aug (1-4pm)]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20% & Essay - 80% [Due: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4451V/LL5451V/LL6451V/LLJ5451V An Uncensored History of International Law

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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