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030144 KO Public International Law and International Organisations for EC (2021W)

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

Abmeldung bis 17.03.20
We 13.10. 10:00-12:00 Digital


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


Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 20.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Konversatorium aims at deepening and applying the knowledge gained during the course "030144 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 written discussion of a fictitious scenario in international affairs during the last session (Open book): 30 points
– an oral presentation of a current scenario in international affairs on the basis of a newspaper article (suggestions available on Moodle, own ideas are welcome): 20 points
– class participation: 10 points
The examination, 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 "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

Beham/Fink/Janik, Völkerrecht verstehen (Facultas 2021)

Materials via Moodle

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 10.08.2021 12:07