The process of making treaties:

The law governing treaties: Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 1969 “treaty means an international agreement concluded between States in written form and governed by IL, whether embodied in a single instrument, or in two or more related instruments and whatever its particular designation”.

The goals of treaty section of course: the ability to dissect meaning of news reports
-has treaty law actually been created yet?
-what obligations arise when in the treat treaty making process?

Customary law considerations regarding treaty-making
– The doctrine of intertemporal law – how we look at laws made a long time ago thru the lenses of today. This arose in the case concerning the right of passage over Indian territory between Portugal and India.

Customary International Law in US litigation under the Alien Tort Claims Act

The Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) was originally passed as anti-piracy statute back in the 1800s. However, it came back to prominence in the 1980s. The -act states that if you are a non-US citizen your claim can be heard in a federal court, but your claim has to vis either a violation of treaty or a violation of custom.

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