University of Asia Pacific
Department of Law and Human Rights
Lesson Plan
Course Code & Title:
Public International Law and Human Rights
Law-343
Semester:
Fall, 2013
Teacher:
Nazia Wahab, Assistant Professor
Office/Room:
Room No. # 606, House # 74, Road # 5/A,
Dhanmondi, Dhaka
Consultation/Contact Time:
Attached herewith
Email:
[email protected]
Mobile:
01726937900
Course Overview:
International Law is the sum of the rules accepted by
Civilized States, either explicitly or tacitly, as determining
their conduct towards each other’s subjects. It is a body
rules regarded by the nations of the world as binding on
them in their relations with each other, in peace and war
and comprises the rights and duties of sovereign States
towards each other. In this broad sweep and expanding
concept and horizon it governs the relationship of the
people of the World, unbounded by political and
geographical constrains and embraces mankind as a whole
irrespective of colour, creed, relation and political hue
 Origin, Nature and Development of International
Law,
 Basis of International law, Law of Nature,
Positivism, Sanctions behind non-observance of
International law,
 Sources of International Law. Material sources of
International law: International Treaties and
conventions, International Customs as evidence of
a general practice –accepted as law, General
Principles of law recognized by Civilized nations.
Decisions of Judicial or Arbitral Tribunals,
Juristic Works,
 Relation between International Law and
Municipal Law: Theories as to the relation
between International Law and Municipal Law.
State Practice as to operation of International Law
within Municipal Sphere. International Tribunals
and Operation of Municipal Law,
Course Outline:
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Course objectives:
Teaching Method:
Prerequisites:
Basic Principles of International Law:
Codification and progressive development of
International Law,
 The Subject of International Law: States as the
Principal Subjects of International Law. Different
kinds of States and Non-state Entities.
Associations and Grouping States-International
person,
 Elements of State Territory: Modes of Acquisition
and losing of state territory. Sovereignty and its
limitation over state Territory. International
Rivers and their Regions,
 Rights and Duties of States: Jurisdiction. State
Responsibility. State Succession-Rights and
Obligations of predecessor and Succession of
States. Diplomatic Envoys and consuls. Special
Diplomatic Missions. Diplomatic Immunities and
privileges,
 Law and practices as to treaties.
 Extradition,
 Asylum;
 Air aviation law
 Peaceful and Forcible Settlement of International
Disputes-Intervention. War and Neutrality. The
United Nation Organization-its Organs. Role of
the General Assembly, Security Council and the
International court of justice in settling
International disputes. Contribution of the United
Nations in the Development of International Law.
 Law of nationality
 Law of the sea
The objective of the course is to engage students in a
critical reflection at a theoretical level on the system of
general public international law and on fundamental
developments in this area.
 Lecture with visual aids will be the main method
of teaching;
 Classroom exercise, class presentation, group
discussion , will be applied during the stipulated
time period;
 Most of the assignments and case studies will be
assigned to individual student or to the team(s)
within the students;
 Presentation classes will be conducted to test the
comprehensiveness of the learners;
The previous day’s lecture will be reviewed in the next
class
List of prerequisite course(s) to be eligible to take
this course
Course schedule/ Class schedule
Topic
Reading
assignment
We
ek
Class Date
1
3-5 Nov.
Origin, Nature and Development of
International Law,
6-7 Nov
Basis of International law, Law of
Nature, Positivism, Sanctions
behind non-observance of
International law,
2
10, Nov
12,13 Nov.
Sources of International Law.
Material sources of International
law: International Treaties and
conventions, International Customs
as evidence of a general practice –
accepted as law, General Principles
of law recognized by Civilized
nations. Decisions of Judicial or
Arbitral Tribunals, Juristic Works,
3
17,19 Nov.
4
20, 21, 24
Nov
Relation between International Law
and Municipal Law: Theories as to
the relation between International
Law and Municipal Law. State
Practice as to operation of
International Law within Municipal
Sphere. International Tribunals and
Operation of Municipal Law
The Subject of International Law:
States as the Principal Subjects of
International Law. Different kinds
of States and Non-state Entities.
Associations and Grouping StatesInternational person
Reading
Assignment on
assignment
sources of
to read UN international law
charter for
sources of
international
law
26 Nov
5
6
7
27, 28, Nov 1,3Dec
Elements of State Territory: Modes
of Acquisition and losing of state
territory. Sovereignty and its
limitation over state Territory.
International Rivers and their
Regions
Previous
class task
Rights and Duties of States:
Jurisdiction. State Responsibility. State
Succession-Rights and Obligations of
predecessor and Succession of States.
Diplomatic Envoys and consuls. Special
Diplomatic Missions. Diplomatic
Immunities and privileges,
Discussion on
Sources of Law
Previous
class task
Previous
class task
Previous
class task
Previous
class task
Field trip/plant visit (if any) N/A
4, 5, 8, 10,
11,12 Dec
Work assignment
Previous
class task
Class Test
13-21 Dec
Review Class
Previous
class
lecture
MID TERM EXAM
8
29, 31 Dec
1, 2 Jan
Law and practices as to treaties.
Previous
class task
9
5, 7,8,9 Jan
Extradition
10
12, 15, 16 Jan
Reading
assignment
on
Extradition
Act, 1974
Reading
assignment
to read the
case
Colombia
vs Peru
11
19, 21 Jan
12
22,23,26 Jan
Asylum
Air aviation law
Peaceful and Forcible Settlement of
International Disputes-Intervention.
War and Neutrality. The United Nation
Organization-its Organs. Role of the
General Assembly, Security Council
and the International court of justice in
settling International disputes.
Contribution of the United Nations in
the Development of International Law
Previous
class task
Previous
class task
28 Jan
13
29,31 Jan-2
Feb
14
4-5 Jan
6-13
Class Test
Law of the sea
Law of nationality
Draw
picture of
different
part of the
sea
Reading
assignment
on read the
statutory
law on
nationality
of
Bangladesh
Assignment on Law
of the sea
Review Class
FINAL EXAM (23 Feb-8 March)
Basic text(s):
1. Public International Law: M.P Tandon &
Rajesh Tandon
2. International Law-Arif Khan
3. International Law and Human Rights-Dr. S.K
kapoor
4. International Law: Dr. Mizanur Rahman
5. Others: as prescribed in the prospectus.
Reference text(s):
Additional reading material:
Assessment / Assignment Methods:
Marks for assessment will be given by the course teacher
through class tests, quizzes, assignments, presentation,
class performance, class attendance etc. There should be at
least (n+1) where ‘n’ is the number of class tests for a
course. The course teacher must submit a copy of marks of
Assessment (mentioning the fractions in class tests, quizzes
etc.) of his course to the Head of the respective
departments.
Grading Systems:
Introduction to international Law, J.G Starke, Thenth
Edition
1. Charter of the United Nations and statute of
the International court of Justice
2. Others necessary statue of Bangladesh.
Assessment: 30 %(Assessment Marks 30 includes:
Class test/ Assignment 10+ Class attendance 10 + Class
performance & Viva voce 10.)
Mid-Semester Examination: 20%
Semester Final Examination: 50%
Total:100%
Each course has a letter grade equivalent to a certain
number of grade points. Letter grades and their
corresponding grade points are as follows:
Letter
Grade
Grade
Point
80% and above
A+
4.00
75% to less than 80%
A
3.75
70% to less than 75%
A+
3.50
65% to less than 70%
B+
3.25
60% to less than 65%
B
3.00
55% to less than 60%
B-
2.75
50% to less than 55%
C+
2.50
45% to less than 50%
C
2.25
40% to less than 45%
D
2.00
Less than 40%
F
0.00
Exemption
E
--
Incomplete
I
--
Satisfactory
S
--
Numerical Grade
Students’ responsibilities:
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Course content: Course Teacher
reserves the right to make necessary
changes in the course content depending
on the process of the class.
Class Makeup: In case of unavoidable
circumstances student should attend
lecture or exam. In addition student will
be offered a makeup. All make up classes
will be held as per rescheduling
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(Nazia Wahab)
Asst. Professor
Department of Law and Human Rights
The University of Asia pacific
suggested by the course Teacher with
assistance of Department Office.
Exam Make Up: There will be no
makeup of any exam. Under special
circumstance with consultation of the
concerned faculty member student will
get a chance for sit for a repeat exam.
Academic code of conduct: Any
academic misconduct will be dealt
according to the provision of Students’
Code of Conduct.
Consultation Hour: Students are most
welcome to make appointment at the
time convenient to both the teacher and
students.
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