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030168 KU International Judicial Decisions and their Political Context (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 10.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG (Kickoff Class)
Thursday 17.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Thursday 07.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Friday 15.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Thursday 21.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Friday 29.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG
Thursday 05.12. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Thursday 16.01. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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 a legal analysis of several decisions rendered by international courts and tribunals during the last decade and put the legal issues in their political context. International affairs and politics continuously shape international law. Up until the early 20th century, international law in fact was not seen as a separate discipline but rather a continuation of politics at the international level. Yet, international law binds states and creates rights and obligations for its subjects. Questions answered throughout class include: Can political conflicts be settled by law? What is the function of the ICJ as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations in the settlement of international disputes? Are judgments by the ICJ "effective"?

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation of a case, participation in class, final written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

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

Reading list

will be provided on moodle

Association in the course directory

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