Thu, Feb 25
POL 309-800, International Law
SUNY Oswego | Spring 2021
Dr. Craig Warkentin
- Ch. 3, The Law of Treaties (106-128)
- Identify material breach of a treaty and discuss its consequences
- Explain when and how treaties can be terminated or suspended
- Delineate states' treaty obligations when state succession occurs
- Describe war's effect on treaties (including human rights treaties)
- precautionary principle (114)
- rebus sic stantibus (110)
- How had the agreement in the case above been breached?
- Why was the breach considered material?
- What is a party to a treaty permitted to do once it has decided that the other party has materially breached the treaty?
- Why did the Court reject Hungary's argument that supervening impossibility of performance released Hungary from carrying out the 1977 treaty?
- Why did the Court reject Hungary's argument that a fundamental change of circumstances had occurred sufficient to release Hungary from [its] treaty obligations?
- Why did the Court reject Hungary's argument that a material breach of the treaty by Czechoslovakia entitled Hungary to declare the treaty terminated?
- How did the Court arrive at the conclusion that both the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia-Herzegovina were bound by the Genocide Convention?