International Law and Organization
Dr. Jen Mustapha, Huron College
Pols 3345E - OWL POrtal
Peace & Security
In this module we explore the global governance of peace and security, in particular. How does international law and organization relate to international disputes, war and peace, humanitarian catastrophe, and other issues that invite legal or organizational multilateral responses? What are the challenges presented by conflict- in all of its forms- in a “society” of nations and other actors?
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Balas, Alexandru, et al. (2012) “Demanding Peace: The Impact of Prevailing Conflict on the Shift from Peacekeeping to Peacebuilding.” Peace & Change 37, 2: 195-226.
Tull, Denis M. (2009) “Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Waging Peace and Fighting War.” International Peacekeeping: 215-230.
United Nations. (2010)“IDDRS Module on Transitional Justice and DDR.” United Nations DDR
Vines, Alex. (22 February 2016) “Does the International Criminal Court Help to End Conflict or Exacerbate It?” The Guardian.
Aloisi, Rosa. (2013) “A Tale of Two Institutions: The United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court.” International Criminal Law Review 13: 147-168.
In Week 6 we continue our explorations of international law by examining the various principles of law relating to war, along with the creation and purposes of the ICJ and ICC.
THE FULL SLIDE DECK FOR WEEK 6 IS HERE
Remember that there is no Zoom meeting on the Monday of Fall Reading Week (Nov 2nd)
In Week 7 we shift to discussions of how the UN handles questions of conflict and in particular "irregular" forms of conflict like civil war. The topic of UN Peacekeeping will also be introduced.
Don't forget that your Briefing Note is due to be uploaded to your OWL Course Dropbox by 11:59pm on Nov 9th.
THE FULL SLIDE DECK FOR WEEK 7 IS HERE
In Week 8, I will again go over the expectations relating to the Jigsaw project (link to the document outlining it below), including answering any questions you have. This will be followed by a discussion of regional sub-contracting in Peacekeeping.
Relatedly, our guest for this week is Dr. Lindsay Scorgie, who will join us for a Q and A re: her guest lecture on the post-conflict situation in Rwanda is posted below. Please make sure to view it prior to class.
I will not be posting a primer video for the coming week.
THE FULL SLIDE DECK FOR WEEK 8 IS HERE