This topic examines the key theoretical debates on the emergence and current scope of the twin fields of international law and international relations. It will examine the relationship between the two through consideration of scholarship analysing this relationship. The topic will examine a range of contemporary issues that exemplify the inter-relationship between the two fields, directly and indirectly. Those issues could include: humanitarian intervention, human security, child soldiers, private military companies, the use of force, torture, the War on Terror, the International Criminal Court, the United Nations Security Council, post-conflict reconstruction, and genocide.
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