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Lecture 4 26th February 2018
Laws 101
- Tutorial group- next week
- Sometimes have written work
- 5% for tutorial attendance
- Tutorial book/Lab manual- 1st topic on learn (bring a copy of first one you attend)
- Laptops are not permitted in tutorials- bring a pen and paper
Written assignments returned on Tue 5pm
Classification of law by source of lawLaw (2 categories)
 Municipal (Domestic) Law the law within a political state, e.g. NZ's domestic law/legal system,
Formal sources
Informal sources
 International Law the relationship between nation states, like North Korea and
U.S. A component deals with the relationship split between parties in states.

When focus on source it is focused on person or party
The personal party to which the law is directed or intended to apply

International Law
Private international law (Conflict of laws)
e.g in different countries there are different adoption laws, which parent gets the child e.g
Saudi Arabi and NZ (involving individuals)
- Marriage
- Divorce
- Custody
- Contracts
Public international law
The law between countries
- Antarctica- Antarctic Treaty 1959
- Law of the sea- United Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982
- Law of outer space- Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the
Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies 1967
- Human Rights law- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 1948.
International Criminal Court- US is not in it, only operates between countries that have signed up to it, the genocide, operates at the national level with sovereign states

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