Universitas Gadjah Mada Lecturers:
School of Law/IP/LLM Linda Y Sulistiawati, PhD/ firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Semester 2014
HKUI xxxx LAW OF TREATY
Time and Place Wed 13-14:40 VII.1.6
Description. This 2 credit course provides an introduction to legal research with an emphasis on understanding the law of Treaty. Discussion will focus on the identification of treaty, the importance of treaty and its aspects and learning how to analyze a treaty. There will be emphasis on how to make an international treaty.
Assignments. In addition to weekly reading and participating in class discussions and written exercises, you are responsible for completing the final paper. All of the assignments will be an individual effort. The final paper will test your knowledge of and ability to apply information presented during class and the readings to legal research issues. Additional guidance for each of the assignments will be provided in advance of their due date.
Lecturers. This course will be teached by Linda Yanti Sulistiawati,PhD). Grades of each assignment are discretions of the lecturer.
Final grades for Law of Treaty will be based on the following factors:
Assignments (before Midterm) 25 Weekly
Midterm Take Home exam 10 mid term
Assignments (after Midterm) 25 Weekly
Final Paper 30 end of course
Class Contributions (Self, Peer and Instructor Eval.) 10 end of course
Course Website is available at:
Class Contributions. Your presence, punctuality, and participation in class are assumed. Please notify the instructors of any anticipated absence to arrange for in class written or reading assignments missed during your absence. You are expected to participate regularly, voluntarily and productively in lecture and discussion. The nature of materials covered in class do not lend themselves to students sitting passively; lively and thoughtful participation will enhance the course for everyone.
To calculate your class contribution grade, the instructors will assess your contributions through observation of class sessions. In addition, you will be asked to assess the contributions of your group members and yourself. These evaluations will make up your class contribution grade for the course.
Please be courteous to other class members: Please turn off any pagers, cellular phones, and other items that may disturb the class.
Due Dates. Because of the number of students in the course and the nature of the assignments, all written work must be submitted on time in Elisa.ugm.ac.id . Email submission of papers and other assignments will not be accepted. Assignments turned in late will result in a deduction in your grade unless previous arrangements are made with the instructors. While the size of the deduction will depend on the nature of the circumstances, generally your grade on an assignment handed in late will be lowered by 20% for each day that is late. Assignment not turned in at all will receive a grade of “zero”. If unforeseen circumstances arise, please contact the lecturers as soon as possible and, if possible, in advance of when the assignment is due.
Proofreading. Yes, grammar, organization, and neatness count! Written work must be logically organized, and free of blatant mistakes in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Conferences. You are strongly encouraged to confer with the lecturers about your work. You are responsible for initiating contact, although the instructor may request a conference if they feel there is a special need. Office hours for Mbak Linda are by appointment.
Working in Groups. Several assignments are the product of teamwork. Each individual is expected to participate fully in all group activities. There is no assurance that a grade assigned to a group product will necessarily be the same grade assigned to each individual. As mentioned earlier, peer evaluation as well as self and instructor evaluation will be used to assess the group work products.
Academic Integrity. Plagiarism, cheating, and other misconduct are serious violations of your contract as a student. We expect that you will know and follow the University's policies on cheating and plagiarism. Any suspected cases of academic misconduct will be handled according to University regulations.
COURSE SCHEDULE AND READING ASSIGNMENTS
All readings are available on Elisa site:
Law of Treaty 2014/2015
Wednesday September 10 – Course overview and Introduction to Treaty
Wednesday September 17– Identify sources of International law and understanding the LoT
Reading for week 3:
Wednesday Sept 24 – identify and understand sources of IL
Reading for week 4:
Wednesday Oct 1 – Treaty Making I: Participating in Multilateral treaties, Full Powers, Consent to be bound, Provisional Application
Reading for week 5:
Cases: Anglo-Iranian Oil, Article 27 VCLT
Monday Oct. 8 – Treaty Making II: Entry into Force, Ratification, Reservation, Declaration, Notification, Dispute Resolution, Depository of Treaty
Reading: DJ Harris on Law and Practice of Treaty, Legal Status of Greenland (1993), Belilos v.Switzerlands (1988), Pulau Islands Case
Reading for week 7: Boznia-Herzegovina V. Serbia&Montenegro (2007), Freezones Upper Savoy and the District of Gex Case: France V. Switzerland (1932)
Reading for week 8: Air services Agreement Case: French V. US (1978)
Reading for week 9: Temple of Preah Vihear Case (1962), Danube Dam Case
Reading for week10: Agreement between WHO and Egypt Case (1980), ILC commentary to Art.60 of VCLT 1969, Fisheries Jurisdiction Case UK V. Iceland (1974)