Rechtswissenschaft - B M - Public International Law

 

General information

Course name Public International Law
Course type Lecture
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Faculty Law
Examination office Petra Gnadt/Carmen Thies, Walther-Schücking-Institut
Short summary The course provides students with an introduction to international law with particular focus on the subjects of international law in the globalized world and principles of public international law.
   

Information about study level

Study level Bachelor
Also possible for Master, All law students
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Oral or written exam
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Students should have already participated in the lectures Public International Law and International Environmental Law
   

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content The course provides students with an introduction to international law with particular focus on the subjects of international law in the globalized world and principles of public international law. The course commences with an introduction to the development and nature of public international law as well as distinctive elements of international legal reasoning. It then addresses key features of international law, with topics chosen from: the sources of international law, the structure of the international community and participants in the international legal system, state sovereignty, the use of force, the responsibility to protect. The class attempts to refer to current and past events that shaped the content of international legal norms (for example: the fight against ISIS in Syria, the war on terror, the genocide in Rwanda). Finally, the course gives an overview over the structure of the U.N., the law of armed conflict and International Criminal Law.
Reading list The syllabus and a reading list will be made public at the beginning of the lecture.
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