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030213 KU Selected Issues of International Law (2020W)

Law of Treaties, State Responsibility, Prohibition of the Use of Force, Human Rights

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
Fr 29.01. 10:00-13:00 Digital



max. 56 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Friday 08.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Friday 15.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The focus of this course will be on the discussion of central issues of contemporary international law on the basis of short case studies. (The case studies will be made available on the e-learning platform beforehand.) Active participation by students is required.

The following topics will be covered:
- the sources of international law
- states and intergovernmental organizations
- human and minority rights
- the prohibition of the use of force and non-intervention in internal affairs
- state responsibility

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Written Examination. There will be a written examination worth 70% of the final course mark.
2. Class participation. This will include demonstrated preparation for class and participation in discussions and is worth 30% of the final course mark.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This class provides for the opportunity to discuss selected issues of major importance in contemporary international law (law of treaties, state responsibility, prohibition of the use of force, human rights).

Examination topics

Selected issues of contemporary international law will be taught on the basis of short case studies which are made available to the students on the e-learning platform beforehand. Active class participation is required.

Reading list

J. Klabbers, International Law (CUP 2013); materials made available by the instructor via internet.

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Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:08