"International Law and the Nobel Peace Prize:

Human Rights and Arms Control"

Professors Martin and Setear

Fall 1998

 

 

 

 

 

Date

 

Topic(s)

Laureate(s)

Sub-Topics

Discussion Leader

 

 

August 26th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to the Course

 

 

 

 

 

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The Nobel Peace Prize:

Origins, Rules, and History

Organization and Requirements of the Course

 

 

 

 

Martin / Setear

 

 

 

"International Law and the Nobel Peace Prize"

(continued)

 

Date

 

Topic(s)

Laureate(s)

Sub-Topics

Discussion Leader

 

 

September 2nd

 

 

The Treaty of Versailles

 

 

 

Woodrow Wilson (1919)

League of Nations

Human Rights and Self-Determination

Arms Control

 

 

 

Martin / Setear

 

 

 

 

September 9th

 

 

Protection of Non-

Combatants

and the Displaced

Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan (1976)

Henri Dunant (1901)

International Committee of the Red Cross (1917, 1944)

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (1954, 1981)

 

 

 

The Geneva Conventions

and Civilian Non-Combatants

Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

 

 

 

 

 

Martin

 

September 16th

Nuclear

Non-Proliferation

 

International Physicians

for the Prevention of Nuclear War

(1985)

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

North Korea

 

 

 

Setear

 

 

September 23rd

 

Conventional Non-Proliferation

 

 

 

Oscar Arias Sanchez (1987)

 

"Soft Law" in International Law

The Missile Technology Control Regime

International Code on Conduct of Arms Transfers

 

 

 

Setear

 

FRIDAY, September 25th

Paper Topics Due (One Sentence)

 

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"International Law and the Nobel Peace Prize"

(continued)

 

 

Date

 

Topic(s)

Laureate(s)

Sub-Topics

Discussion Leader

 

September 30th

 

 

Settlement in Central America

(I)

Oscar Arias Sanchez (1987)

Rigoberta Menchu Tum (1992)

 

Human Rights in Central America

Truth Commissions

 

Melissa Balengee,

Tim Freilich (Martin)

 

 

 

October 7th

 

 

Settlement in Central America (II)

 

Oscar Arias Sanchez (1987)

Rigoberta Menchu Tum (1992)

 

 

Human Rights in Central America

Truth Commissions

 

Erica Bachmann, Lareen

Mikeal (Martin)

 

FRIDAY,

October 9th

Paper Topics Due (One Paragraph)

 

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October 14th

 

 

Sanctions and Settlement in South Africa

Albert John Lutuli (1960)

Desmond Mpilo Tutu (1984)

Nelson Mandela /

Fredrik Willem de Klerk (1993)

 

 

Sanctions, the UN, and the US

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

 

Carin Christman, Maryam Kamali Miyamoto

(Martin)

 

 

 

October 21st

 

 

Conventional Weapons Bans:

The Land Mine Treaty

 

 

 

International Campaign To Ban Land Mines /

Jody Williams (1997)

 

The Role of NGOs in Arms Control

Treaty Compliance and Implementation

 

Kirstjen Nielsen, Amanda Tantum (Setear)

 

 

 

 

"International Law and the Nobel Peace Prize"

(continued)

 

 

 

Date

 

Topic(s)

Laureate(s)

Sub-Topics

Discussion Leader

 

 

October 28th

 

 

 

Self-Determination

in Asia

 

 

Tenzin Gyatso (1989)

Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo /

Jose Ramos-Horta (1996)

 

 

Tibet and China

East Timor and Indonesia

Cheryl Tolbert,

Oleg

Yaroshin (Martin)

 

FRIDAY,

October 30th

 

Paper Outlines Due

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 4th

 

 

Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, and Arms Control

 

 

 

UN Peace-Keeping Forces (1988)

Traditional Peace-Keeping

UNPROFOR, IFOR, and SFOR

The Dayton Accords

 

Klint Alexander, Alex

Brown (Setear)

THURSDAY, November 5th

and

FRIDAY, November 6th

 

 

Nobel Peace Prize Laureatesí Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

"International Law and the Nobel Peace Prize:

Human Rights and Arms Control"

(concluded)

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 11th

 

Discussion of Laureatesí Conference

(and Outlines)

 

 

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Martin / Setear

 

 

 

November 18th

 

 

 

War Crimes

 

 

 

Elie Wiesel (1986)

 

Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal

International Criminal Court

 

Jan

Brunner,

Chris

Michalik (Setear)

 

November 25th

 

(Thanksgiving Break)

 

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December 2nd

 

Review

and

Summary

 

 

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Martin / Setear

Friday,

December 4th

(5:00 p.m.)

 

 

Papers Due