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This course provides an introduction to Public International Law and considers the contribution made by Public International Law to the preservation of friendly relations between the states. Emphasis is placed on the more practical aspects of the law, with focus on topics which those who enter the professional sphere of foreign affairs might be expected to encounter on a regular basis. Such topics include jurisdiction and immunities, state responsibility and recognition. Some attempt is made to cover the role of law in wider international political issues such as terrorism and regional conflict.

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