LLB (Hons.) 3 Year


Public International Law



Module I     Definition & Scope of International Law

  • Definition & Scope of International Law
  • Nature of International Law
  • International Law is a Weak Law
  • Differences between Public & Private International Law

Module II   Subjects of International Law

2.1       Status of International Organizations

2.2       Place of Individuals in International Law

– Holder of Rights

– Duties of Individuals

– Procedural Capacity of Individuals

2.3       Relationship between International Law & Municipal Law

Module III Sources of International Law

3.1       International Customs

3.2       International Treaties

3.3       General Principles of Law

3.4       Judicial Decisions & Juristic Works

3.5       Resolutions of General Assembly

Module IV Recognition, Law of the Sea

4.1       Meaning & Theories of Recognition

4.2   De Facto & De Jure Recognition

4.3   Express, Implied & Conditional Recognition

4.4   Withdrawal & Retroactivity of Recognition

4.5   Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, Continental Shelf& Exclusive  Economic Zone, High Seas

Module V    Extradition, Asylum 

5.1        Meaning definition and basic principle of extradition

5.2        Consequence of no-extradition of political crimes

5.3        Meaning and definition of asylum

5.4        Types of asylum; territorial & non- territorial

5.5        Relationship between extradition and asylum

Module VI  International Organizations

6.1      The United Nations & its Organs

6.2  The International Court of Justice

6.3  International Criminal Court

Prescribed Books:

  1. Oppeniheim, International Law, Biblio Bazaar, LIC, 2010
  2. James Crawford Brownlie, Principles of International Law, Oxford University Press, 2013
  3. Starke, Introduction to International Law , Oxford University Press, 2013
  4. Shaw, International Law, Cambridge University Press, 2008 (6th Edn)
  5. A. Boyle & C. Chinkin, The Making of International Law, Foundations of Public International Law, Oxford University Press, 2007
  6. R. P. Dhokalia, The Codification of Public International Law, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press, 1970
  7. Mark Villiger, “The Factual Framework: Codification in Past and Present”, in Customary International Law and Treaties, Mark Villger, pp.63-113, The Netherlands: MartinusNijhoff, 1985
  8. S.K. Kapoor, International Law, Human Rights, Central Law Agency, 2009
  9. Brownlie, International Law and the Use of Force by States, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991
  10. H.O. Agarwal, International Law & Human Rights, Central Law Agency 1st Ed. (Rep) 2014