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030144 KO Public International Law and International Organisations for EC (2020S)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Abmeldung bis 17.03.20


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The Konversatorium takes place as livestream via the videoconferencing tool "BigBlueButton" on Moodle. As an alternative the tool "Collaborate" will be used. Both tools allow the presentation of written papers as well as class participation.
Detailed information is provided for course participants by e-mail via u:space and on Moodle.

Monday 16.03. 17:30 - 19:30 Seminarraum SEM41 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG (Kickoff Class)
Monday 04.05. 15:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM43 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Tuesday 05.05. 16:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Wednesday 06.05. 16:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Konversatorium aims at deepening and applying the knowledge gained during the course "030248 KU International Law and International Organisations". The main topics discussed include the prohibition of the use of force, the international protection of human rights, state responsibility, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international investment law.
International exchange students are welcome to participate in the course. Since the course is mainly offered for students from other fields of studies than law, exchange students who study law as their main subject are encouraged to ensure the recognition of the course by their home institutions in advance.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment is based on a short written paper and the oral presentation of the paper, each worth 40% of the final grade, as well as on class participation, worth 20% of the final grade.
The paper, presentation and class participation can be done in German or English.
Regular course attendance as well as the attainment of at least 51% of the assessment criteria are necessary for a successful completion of the course.
Registered students who do not attend the first course unit without specification of an important reason will be deregistered from the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Prerequisite for the participation in the Konversatorium is the successful completion of the course "030714 KU Basic features of legal science".
At the end of this course participants should be able to analyse legal questions and case studies from an international law perspective. Active class participation is essential.

Examination topics

Legal questions and case studies will be elaborated by students through the composition of a short written paper, an oral presentation as well as the active participation in discussions during the course.

Reading list

Kriebaum/Marboe/Reinisch/Wittich, Einführung in die Internationalen Grundlagen des Rechts: Einführung in das Völkerrecht, 5th edition (Vienna 2017), available at the Fakultätsvertretung Jus, Juridicum, 1st floor, Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna.
Further literature will be communicated during the first course.

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