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Fall 2021
7334 WRS: International Law & Use of Force - FOTEH- 15538

Professor(s): Samir Foteh (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

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.

Quota=12

Course Materials

FA20 HUMAN RIGHTS CH11

FA20 TERRORISM CH12

1 OF 2 WAR POWERS CH 7 FA2020

2 OF 2 WAR POWERS CH7 FA2020

FA2020 IRAQ2003

WAR CRIMES CH 8

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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)

Special Case

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).