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Public International Law Quiz

In the last fifty years, public international law has undergone a radical transformation, moving from a discipline which ‘the great majority of lawyers of all states [knew] little or nothing’ about (Oppenheim) to the fastest growing legal discipline. To celebrate the recent update to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law, we present this quiz. Can you separate the Treaty of Tordesillas from the Treaty of Trianon? Do you know how to go about buying a piece of the moon? Happy quizzing — no adjournment required.

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The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law is a comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by an incomparable team of over 800 scholars and practitioners, published in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and updated through-out the year, this major reference work is essential for anyone researching or teaching international law. The articles in the quiz above are available to read for free for a limited time.

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  3. Lee Ryan

    I enjoyed this quiz, and think it would be a good way to introduce law students to the Max Planck Encyclopedia.

    I have one bone to pick: according the the Encyclopedia itself, the answer to question 10, about the oldest organization, is incorrect. The quiz says the Universal Postal Union is the oldest, but the Encyclopedia’s article on the UPU states: “Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (‘UPU’) is the second oldest international organization, after the → International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of 1865.’

  4. Etienne Brice

    I did enjoy taking this test.

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