po 325 international law and international organizations

PO 325: International Law and International Organizations

Final Exam

Due: Wednesday, May 8th at 1:30

Exam Format: Choose five short answer questions (worth 15pts each) and one essay question (worth 25 points).

Short Answer Questions.Choose five questions to answer.You may type your answers, they need not be in essay form, and you can use bullet points or other forms of short hand. Worth 15 points each.

1. What are some of the goals of the United Nations?What organ of the United Nations has the most power and why does it have this power?

2. Application on the Convention on Refugees.Can Syrians fleeing their country be considered refugees, explain?Does the US have any responsibilities to assist Syrians?

3.Application of International Laws on torture.Did the US violate international laws prohibiting torture in the 2000s, explain?

4.Apply International Laws on terrorism.Do these laws apply to ISIS, explain?What do these laws permit States to do to combat terrorism?

5. According to international law, who are legal combatants and what protections do they deserve? What is the controversy surrounding ‘unlawful combatants’ by the Bush Administration?

6.What are three of the principles cases of international environmental law in the traditional era and what principles did they establish?

7. Name and describe three organizations established by the international community to help promote economic and political development in post-colonial countries?

Essay: Chose one question to write in essay form, you may type your response. Worth 25 points.

1.What is an international crime? Do they entail personal/individual liability for a crime or state responsibility?List the types of offences that are considered international crimes?How does the international community attempt to repress these crimes?How does this relate to the ICC?What is the ICC?Why/when was it created?What crimes does it prosecute?Why has the US refused to join, and this justified?

2.According to the United Nations Charter under what circumstances are States allowed to use force against other States (discuss both individual and collective self-defense)?What restrictions are put on the use of force?Is anticipatory use of force admissible, why or why not?What does this mean for the 2003 United States’ war against Iraq?And finally, is the use of force in order to put an end to atrocities abroad allowed, if so under what circumstances?

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