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Fall 2022
7334 WRS: International Law & Use of Force - FOTEH- 14977

Professor(s): Samir Foteh (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 7:30p-9:00p  MW  Location: 100 

Course Outline: The seminar will focus on international legal issues relating to the use of armed force, including attention to various permissible uses of force and criminal responsibility for use of illegal force; U.S. constitutional issues concerning decisions to use armed force abroad; terrorism; permissible detention of individuals under international law; interrogation tactics, and relevant war crimes and individual responsibility. A paper is required.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota=12


Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:
1 OF 2 WAR POWERS CH 7

2 OF 2 WAR POWERS CH 7

HUMAN RIGHTS CH11

TERRORISM CH12

IRAQ 2003

WAR CRIMES CH 8

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (3/15/2022 5:40:27 PM)

Special Case

Special Case
Course Materials: Yes, to be made available by instructions from the professor.

OPTIONAL documents supplement: 2008 DOCUMENTS SUPPLEMENT TO PAUST, VAN DYKE, MALONE, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND LITIGATION IN THE U.S. (West, American Casebook Series,

3 ed. 2009).

Handouts (e.g., Packets I-IV) will be used for readings noted in syllabus. Pick up the first Packet on Use of Force and War Powers from my secretary in TU 2, second floor.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have the Paust, Van Dyke, Malone casebook (3 ed. 2009), you do not need the first packet (use chapter 7).