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International Law

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
4 year, 1, 2 module

Instructor


Vandysheva, Elena

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The main goals of the introductory course «International Law» are formation of systemic view on the contemporary problems in the field of international law and on the role of international community, acquaintance with key terms of the discipline and development of student's possibility to analyse sources of international law and the practice of their implementation. This course is structured into two parts. The first part of the course is oriented on the consideration of key concepts, principles and institutions of international law. The second part deals with 3 important fields: human rights protection on the international level, international humanitarian law and international environmental law.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • First goal of the introductory course «International Law» is formation of systemic view on the contemporary problems in the field of international law and on the role of international community.
  • Second goal of the introductory course «International Law» is acquaintance with key terms of the discipline.
  • Third goal of the introductory course «International Law» is development of student's possibility to analyse sources of international law and the practice of their implementation.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student is capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field
  • Able to efficiently communicate based on the goals and communication situations
  • Work with information: find, define and use the information from different sources which required for solving of research and professional problems (including the system approach)
  • Able to identify scientific subject
  • Student is able to analyse a range of actual problems of international law
  • Student is able to characterise the system of international justice and general principles of international law
  • Student is able to explain main theories and concepts in the field of international law
  • Student is able to understand fundamental terminology
  • Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes by using political science methods and in support of practical decision making process
  • Student knows where and how to find key sources of international law
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The nature, origin and development of international law
  • Actors of international law
  • The sources of international law
  • Responsibility in international law
  • Human rights protection on the international level
  • International humanitarian law
  • International environmental law
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class activity
    Rounding method: round towards zero (or truncate)
  • non-blocking Essay 1
    Rounding method: round towards zero (or truncate)
  • non-blocking Essay 2
    Rounding method: round towards zero (or truncate)
  • non-blocking Essay 3
    Rounding method: round towards zero (or truncate)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
    0.25 * Class activity + 0.25 * Essay 1
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.25 * Essay 2 + 0.25 * Essay 3
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Schröder, P. (2018). Rezension: Anne Orford / Florian Hoffmann / Martin Clark (Hg.): The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law (rezensiert von Peter Schröder). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.41EDB0E3

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Brierly, J. L., & Clapham, A. (2012). Brierly’s Law of Nations : An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations (Vol. 7th ed. edited by Andrew Clapham). Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=483582
  • Dasgupta, R. (2013). International Interplay : The Future of Expropriation Across International Dispute Settlement. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=860084
  • Vogenauer, S., & Weatherill, S. (2017). General Principles of Law : European and Comparative Perspectives. Oxford [UK]: Hart Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1500903