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Global Governance: What Is International Law? LEARNING RESOURCE

New recruits of the Chinese Navy fleet stand with their guns during the parade marking the end of their first training session in Qingdao, China, on March 4, 2013. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ruled in 2016 that China’s territorial claims to the highly contested South China Sea had no basis in international law.

Source: Reuters

Grade Level Grades 9-12, Higher Education


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In this resource from World101, students will explore the history of international law by learning about significant international agreements and the courts that aim to hold countries accountable.

World101 is a free collection of multimedia resources on the fundamentals of international relations and foreign policy. Designed to help your students understand the essential issues, forces, and actors that shape global affairs, World101 aims to support teachers with its videos, charts, essays, and timelines that can easily be added to any part of your lesson plan.

CFR Education is an initiative within the Council on Foreign Relations that aims to make complex foreign policy and international issues accessible for middle, high school, and college students through its educational products: World101, Model Diplomacy, and Convene the Council.


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