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33: International Law

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    After reading this chapter, you should understand the following:

    1. The concepts of sovereignty, self-determination, failed states, and failing states
    2. The sources of international law, and examples of treaties, conventions, and customary international law
    3. How civil-law disputes between the parties from different nation-states can be resolved through national court systems or arbitration
    4. The well-recognized bases for national jurisdiction over various parties from different nation-states
    5. The doctrines of forum non conveniens, sovereign immunity, and act of state