Public International Law

Public International Law is composed of the laws, rules, and principles of general application that deal with the conduct of nation states and international organizations among themselves as well as the relationships between nation states and international organizations with persons, whether natural or juridical.

EVOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

INTRODUCTION Law is that element which binds the members of the community together in their adherence to recognised values and standards. The foundations of international law (or the law of nations…

Definition of International Law

The term international law has been defined in a variety of ways by different jurists. Some of the definitions may be given as under: By Oppenheim: – “Law of Nations or international law is t…

SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Sources of International law mean those origins from where it attains its authority and coercive agency. According to the provisions of the Statute of International Court of Justice there are follo…

SUBJECTS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

By subjects of international law it is meant that those entities which possess international personality. In other words subjects of international law are those entities that have rights duties and…

MEANS FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES

For the settlement of an international dispute there are following amicable means: Negotiation: – The settlement of the international disputes by the disputant states themselves by negotiatio…

EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE

The most significant contribution of the UNCLOS III was the creation of the new regime of EEZ. The zone, in fact, has its roots in the concept of Exclusive Fishing Zone and the doctrine of the cont…

CONTINENTAL SHELF

CONTINENTAL SHELF One of the important developments after the Second World War in relation to the law of the sea was the evolution and acceptance of the concept of the continental shelf. The Presid…

Maritime Zones

TERRITORIAL WATERS Out to 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers; 14 miles) from the baseline, the coastal state is free to set laws, regulate use, and use any resource. Vessels were given the right of i…

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION OF LAW OF SEA

Earlier the powerful States laid extensive claims of sovereignty over specific portions of the open sea. Grotius championed the doctrine of the ‘freedom of seas’ because it is impossible for any na…

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION OF LAW OF SEA

Earlier the powerful States laid extensive claims of sovereignty over specific portions of the open sea. Grotius championed the doctrine of the ‘freedom of seas’ because it is impossible for any na…