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030168 KU The International Court of Justice and its Judicial Function in the Political Context (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
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Details

max. 28 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Classes are scheduled as in-person classes. However, an online format is available if Covid-19 measures make a digital format necessary.

Donnerstag 14.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Donnerstag 21.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Donnerstag 04.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Donnerstag 11.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Donnerstag 18.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Donnerstag 02.12. 17:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Donnerstag 13.01. 17:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The class is addressed to law students with at least a basic knowledge of public international law (sources of international law, principles of international law, role of states and individuals). The class will focus on the analysis of several decisions rendered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) during the last decades and evaluate how the ICJ performs its judicial function when confronted with political issues.
International law traditionally rests on bilateral legal relations between states and aims at the balancing of rights and duties among the subject of international. In such context, international courts and tribunals are often said to be confined to the role of party-oriented and -dependent ‘dispute settlers’. Yet, in absence of any centralized law-making or enforcement body, international judicial bodies also invariably shape the development of international law, at times expanding their judicial function to also engage in law-making or perhaps even the promotion of community interests such as the preservation of peace. Difficulties arise particularly in fields where policy and law might conflict.
This intersection stands at the core of this class, with questions focusing, e.g., on whether political conflicts be settled by law, and how states and parties can politically exert influence on international judicial organs. Which type of cases are brought to the ICJ and why? What is the function of the ICJ as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations in the settlement of international disputes? To which extent does the ICJ foster the development of international law? Are judgments by the ICJ "effective"?

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be assigned a case and literature for an oral presentation.
Class participation and an (open book/media) final written exam make up the further elements.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Oral presentation of a case (40%), participation in class (20%), final written exam (40%) - a total of 60% must be reached for a positive assessment

Prüfungsstoff

Students will be provided with basic reading materials on their respective cases, but are expected to conduct further research.

Literatur

will be provided on moodle

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 27.09.2021 08:08