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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSIGNMENT

Prescribed textbook/s:
1. Introduction to Public International Law by Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas
2. Public International Law: Bar Reviewer by Ralph A. Sarmiento
3. International Law by Hofileña
N.B.: Read the pertinent portions of the prescribed textbooks and the full text of the cases and
other materials assigned hereunder.

I. Introduction
A. Nature of International Law
B. Theories governing International Law
C. Distinction between Public International Law and Private International Law
II. Sources of International Law

Art. 38 and 59 ICJ Statute

A. Treaties and Conventions


Read:

1. 1987 Constitution – Art. VII, Sec. 20-21;


2. Art. VIII, Sec. 4; and Art. XVIII, Sec. 25;
3. Executive Order No. 459, Series of 1997;
4. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969)
5. Qatar v. Bahrain, (ICJ, 1994);
6. Abaya v. Ebdane, G.R. No. 167919, 14 February 2009;
7. Department of Budget and Management v. Kolonwel Trading, G.R. No. 175608, 8 June
2007;
8. China National Machinery & Equipment Corp. v. Santamaria, G.R. No. 185572, 7
February 2012;
9. Commissioner of Customs v. Eastern Sea Trading, L-14279, 31 October 1961;
10. Bayan v. Executive Secretary Zamora, G.R. No. 138570, 10 October 2000;
11. Lim v. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 151445, 11 April 2002;
12. Pimentel v. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 158088, 6 July 2005;
13. Akbayan v. Aquino, G.R. No. 170516, 16 July 2008;
14. Nicolas v. Romulo, G.R. No. 175888, 11 February 2009;
15. Bayan Muna v. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 159618, 1 February 2011;
16. Saguisag v. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 212426, 12 January 2016;
17. Vinuya v. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 162230, 28 April 2010;
18. Pharmaceutical and Health Care Association v. Duque, G.R. No. 173034, 9 October 2007;
19. Province of North Cotabato v. GRP Peace Panel, G.R. No. 183591, 14 October 2008;
20. Reservations to the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of
Genocide, (Advisory Opinion, ICJ Reports 1951);
B. International Customs
Read:

1. Kuroda v. Jalandoni, L-2662, 26 March 1949, 83 SCRA 171;


2. Yamashita v. Styer, L-129, 19 December 1945, 75 Phil 563;
3. Kookooritchkin v. Solicitor General, L-1812, 27 August 1948, 81 Phil 435;
4. Poe-Llamanzares v. Elamparo, G.R. No. 221697, 8 March 2016.
5. Case Concerning the Military and Paramilitary Activities in and Against Nicaragua, (Nicaragua v.
US, ICJ Reports, 27 June 1986);
6. North Sea Continental Shelf Cases, ICJ Reports, 20 February 1969;
7. The Paquete Habana, 175 US 677 (1900);
8. Case Concerning the Right of Passage over Indian Territory (Portugal v. India), ICJ Reports, 12
April 1960;
C. General Principles

Read:
1. Cambodia v. Thailand, ICJ Reports, 1962;
2. Corfu Channel Case, ICJ Reports, 9 April 1949
3. Chorzow Factory Case, (1928);
4. Barcelona Traction Light and Power Company Case, ICJ Reports, 1970;
5. Prosecutor v. Tadic, ILJ, 2 October 1995;
6. Medellin v. Texas, 552 US 491 (2008);

D. Judicial Decisions