?All assignments must be double spaced, with footnotes, and if possible typed, using a 12-point font, with 1 inch (2.5cm) margins.
?Either single-sided or double-sided submissions are accepted.
?The title page of your assignment must certify the number of words used (including
footnotes but excluding bibliography) to the nearest 100 words.
?You must draw on course content and materials
Do not plagiarise from books or articles, or copy from each other. You may work together on the assessments, but you must each write your essays independently. All work submitted will be submitted to computer analysis to help identify plagiarism and collusion.
See the relevant University Regulations on plagiarism contained in the module syllabus.
?You must include a full bibliography, and footnotes identifying where you are using ideas developed by others.
The word limit for each question (500 words) must not be exceeded. Your stated word count must include footnotes but NOT your bibliography.
Penalties for word counts in excess of the published word limit are as follows:
? 5 marks deducted immediately at the point that the word limit is exceeded.
? 10 marks deducted where the word limit is exceeded by more than 10%.
? Any material in excess of 20% above the published word limit shall not be marked.

Answer each of the questions below. Refer to reading materials, cases and instruments as appropriate. Each answer must be approximately 500 words long.

‘ Do you think that the 19th century classification of states as civilised, barbarian and savage has any relevnace for our understanding of international law today? If so, how? If not, then why?’

QOUSTION 2: ‘On which titles do China and Japan rely to claim sovereignty over the Diaoyu Dao/Senkaku islands? Be specific and refer to cases/authorities as appropriate’

‘The UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide provides that States are under an obligation to ‘prevent and punish’ the crime of genocide. In the Bosnian Genocide Case (2007), however, the ICJ interpreted the Convention as also imposing an obligation on States not to commit genocide themselves (para. 155-179). What methods of interpretation did the Court use to reach that conclusion? In your answer, refer to the VCLT as appropriate.’

‘In the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Case, the Court found that Hungary did not possess the right to unilaterally terminate its treaty with Slovakia. Explain the Court’s reasoning.’

‘Why did the ICC refuse to exercise jurisdiction in the Al-Senussi case?’