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LAW8146 : Foundations of Public International Law

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aims and objectives of this module can be outlined as following:

- To equip students with comprehensive knowledge on the nature and function of the international legal order and the principles upon which it is founded;
- To enable student understanding on the inter-relationship between the international and national legal orders;
- To advance student understanding on the mechanisms of international norm creation and the subjects of international law;
- To enable students to reflect critically on the strengths and weaknesses of the international legal system;
- To familiarise students with the secondary norms that are generated as soon as primary norms of international law are breached;
- To examine the mechanisms under the United Nations for safeguarding international peace and security and for the peaceful resolution of international disputes;
- To provide an in-depth understanding of selected substantive issues such as the circumstances under which states can resort to the use of armed force.

Outline Of Syllabus

- History, Nature and Function of International Law and its Relation with National Law
- Sources of International Law
- Law of Treaties
- The Subjects of International Law / Recognition
- Secession / Self-determination
- International Responsibility of States and Enforcement of International Law
- Jurisdiction and Immunities from Jurisdiction
- The United Nations System and International Dispute Settlement Procedures: The UN System
- The United Nations System and International Dispute Settlement Procedures: International Court of Justice
- Use of Force and the Law of Armed Conflict: Security Council and self-defence
- Humanitarian intervention
- International Human Rights

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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