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  PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW    Course Outline I.   INTRODUCTION  Read the following:   1.   Introduction , in B ERNAS , pp. 1-7. 2.    A short history of International Law by Stephen C Neff, in E VANS , pp.   3-24 3.   International Law by   Stephen McGlinchey  , pp.  55-70   II.   S OURCES OF  I NTERNATIONAL  L AW   A.   Customary International Law 1.   Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. US), ICJ Reports, 27 June 1986. 2.    North Sea Continental Shelf Cases (Germany/Denmark and Germany/Netherlands), ICJ Reports, 20 February 1969. 3.   Asylum Case (Colombia v. Peru), ICJ Reports, 20 November 1950 4.    Nuclear Test Cases, ICJ Reports:  New Zealand v. France, 1974 Australia v. France, 1974 (Sep. Op, Judge Petrén) Request for an examination of the situation in accordance with par. 63 of the court's judgment of the 20 December 1974 in the Nuclear Tests (New Zealand V. France) Case, 1995 5.   Case Concerning the Right of Passage Over Indian Territory (Portugal v. India), ICJ Reports, 12 April 1960 6.   Fisheries Jurisdiction Case, on historic waters (historic title) 7.   S.S. Lotus Case. On whether or not international law is prohibitive or permissive. (“Restrictions upon the independence of States cannot therefore be presumed”).  https://repository.law.umich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1145&context=mjil    B.   On Treaties 13.   Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Arts. 2, 26-36, 46-64. 14.   Reservations to the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Advisory Opinion), ICJ   Reports 1951. 15.   Interpretation of Peace Treaties Case (Second Phase, Advisory   Opinion), ICJ Reports 1950, 221. 16.   Gab č  íkovo – Nagymaros Project Case (Hungary/Slovakia), ICJ   Reports 1997. C.   On General Principles 17.   Temple of Preah Vihear Case (Cambodia v. Thailand), ICJ   Reports, 15  June 1962. 18.   Corfu Channel Case , ICJ Reports, 9 April 1949 19.   Factory at Chorzów Case , 1928 PCIJ Ser. A, No. 17 20.   Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company Case , ICJ   Reports, 1970 E.   On Judicial Decisions 21.   South-West Africa Cases (Ethiopia v. South Africa; Liberia v.   South Africa); Second Phase, 18 July 1966; Guide Questions:   a.   Is international law –  law? b.   What are the bases of international law? c.   What is meant by “jus cogens” ? d.   What is meant by “erga omnes” ? e.   What is meant by “opinio juris” ?  f.   What are the “sources” of international law?   g.   Is there a hierarchy of these sources? h.   Distinguish “soft law” from “hard law”  i.   How do we distinguish private international law from public international law?  j.   Is there collective responsibility for a breach of international law? k.   What is the extent of a state’s freedom of action?   Page 3  of 13      III.   M ODULE  3: R ELATIONSHIP OF  N ATIONAL  & I NTERNATIONAL  L AW   A.   General References 1.   C ONST ., Art. II §2; Art. VII §21; Art. VIII §5; Art. XVIII §25. 2.   B ERNAS , pp. 58-70. 3.   C RAWFORD , pp. 48-111. (For Supplementary Reading) 4.   Executive Order No. 459 –  Providing for the Guidelines in the Negotiation of International Agreements and its Ratification, (Nov. 25, 1997). B.   On doctrine of incorporation 1.   Tomoyuki Yamashita v. Styer  , 75 Phil. 563 (1945) [G.R. No. L-129, 19 December 1945] 2.   Kookooritchkin v. Solicitor General , 81 Phil. 435 (1948) [G.R.   No. L-1812, 27 August 1948] 3.   Shigenori Kuroda v. Jalandoni , 83 Phil. 171 [G.R. No. L-2662,   26 March 1949] 4.   Gonzales v. Hechanova , 118 Phil. 1065 (1963) [G.R. No. L-21897, October 22, 1963] 5.   Tañada v. Angara , G.R. No. 118295, May 02, 1997. 6.   BAYAN (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan) v. Zamora , G.R. No.   138570, 10 October 2000, 396 Phil 623 (2000). 7.   Republic v. Sandiganbayan , G.R. No. 104768, July 21, 2003. 8.   Pharmaceutical and Health Care Ass'n v. Duque , G.R. No.   173034, Oct. 9, 2007. 9.   Vinuya v. Romulo , G.R. No. 162230, 28 April 2010, 619 SCRA   533 (2010). 10.   Bayan Muna v. Romulo , G.R. No. 159618, 1 February 2011, 641   SCRA 244 (2011). 11.   Poe-Llamanzares v. Commission on Elections , G.R. Nos. 221697   & 221698-700, 8 March 2016 C.   On doctrine of transformation 12.   * Tañada v. Angara , (supra). 13.   *BAYAN (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan) v. Zamora , (supra). 14.   *Pharmaceutical and Health Care Ass'n v. Duque , (supra). 15.   Nicolas v. Romulo , G.R. No. 175888, 11 February 2009, 598   Phil. 262 (2009). 16.   * Bayan Muna v. Romulo , (supra). Definition of treaty   Abaya v. Sec. Ebdane, G.R. No. 167919, 14 February 2007   DBM v. Kolonwel Trading (consolidated cases), G.R. No. 175608, 8 June 2007   Suplico v. NEDA, G.R. No. 178830, 14 July 2008    CNMEG v. Hon. Santa Maria, G.R. No. 185572, 7 February 2012 Definition of ratification   Commissioner of Customs v. Eastern Sea Trading, G.R. No. L-14279, October 31, 1961   Bayan v. Zamora, G.R. No. 138570, October 10, 2000   Lim v. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 151445, April 11, 2002   Pimentel v. Executive Secretary, G.R No. 158088, July 6, 2005   Akbayan v. Aquino, G.R. No. 170516, July 16, 2008   Salonga et. al. v. Smith et. al., G.R. No. 176051, February 11, 2009   Vinuya v. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 162230, April 28, 2010   Bayan Muna v. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 159618, February 1, 2011   Reservations to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide   Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. US), supra   Page 4  of 13  

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