7334 WRS: International Law & Use of Force - FOTEH- 15538
Samir Foteh (ADJUNCT)
Course Areas: International Law
Time: 9:00a-10:30a TTH Location: 109 BLB
Course Outline: The seminar will focus on international legal issues relating to the use of armed force, including attention to various permissible uses of force and criminal responsibility for use of illegal force; U.S. constitutional issues concerning decisions to use armed force abroad; terrorism; permissible detention of individuals under international law; interrogation tactics, and relevant war crimes and individual responsibility. A paper is required.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
Course Notes: Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course. You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course. In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.
FA20 HUMAN RIGHTS CH11
FA20 TERRORISM CH12
1 OF 2 WAR POWERS CH 7 FA2020
2 OF 2 WAR POWERS CH7 FA2020
WAR CRIMES CH 8
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Final Exam Schedule:
This course will have:
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes
Experiential Course Type: No
Bar Course: No
DistanceEd ABA 306:
Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)
Course Materials (6/12/2021 1:23:49 PM)
Course Materials: Yes, to be made available by instructions from the professor.
OPTIONAL documents supplement: 2008 DOCUMENTS SUPPLEMENT TO PAUST, VAN DYKE, MALONE, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND LITIGATION IN THE U.S. (West, American Casebook Series,
3 ed. 2009).
Handouts (e.g., Packets I-IV) will be used for readings noted in syllabus. Pick up the first Packet on Use of Force and War Powers from my secretary in TU 2, second floor.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have the Paust, Van Dyke, Malone casebook (3 ed. 2009), you do not need the first packet (use chapter 7).
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