NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, PLOT 91, CASDASTRAL ZONE, NNAMDI AZIKIWE EXPRESS WAY, JABI, ABUJA.
FACULTY OF LAW
JUNE/JULY 2013 EXAMINATION

COURSE CODE: LAW512

COURSE TITLE: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW II

TIME ALLOWED: 3 Hours

INSTRUCTION: Answer any 5 questions. All questions carry equal marks.

                                   

  1. Define self determination

ii.            Analyse the issue of self determination in the wake of various attempts in the wake of various attempts by ethnic groups in the Nigerian nation state;

  1. What is recognition?

Write short notes on

  1. The contiguous zone;
  2. The exclusive economic zone;
  3. The high seas;

 

  1. What is the structure of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)?

In your opinion, is the criticisms of the ICJ justified?.

 

  1. What are the means for peaceful settlement of dispute as outlined in Article 33 of the UN charter?

ii)           Are these means legal methods? State your reasons.

 

  1. Analyse the case of Nicaragua v. USA 1984 I.C.J. 169. What is the significance of this decision to the development of customary and international law generally?

 

  1. International arbitration under the Permanent Court of Arbitration is quasi-judicial but provides parties who have consented to arbitration with significant control over the selection of arbitration, procedure and law to be applied. Discuss.

 

  1. Analyze the provisions of the following conventions, treatise and conferences in the control of warfare –
  1. League of Nations
  2. The Martens Clause
  3. The Kellogg-Briand Pact
  1. Discuss the exceptions to the prohibition of force

b.            Discuss duties of states as regards friendly relations under the 1970 General Assembly Resolution 2625.

9.            Should the UN Charter be seen as providing a dramatic change in the international law concerning the use of force, or merely as a development from what had gone before?

b.            What is international law


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