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030359 KU Selected Issues of International Law and Development (2021W)

Human Rights, Institutions, International Economic Law

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


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


max. 70 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 12.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 19.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 09.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 16.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 23.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 30.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 07.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 14.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 18.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will look at international development from the perspective of international law, focusing on the relevant areas of international human rights, international institutions and international economic law.
The classes will include lectures as well as group activities, active participation by students is required.

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Written Examination. There will be a short written examination worth 35% of the final course mark.
2. Reflection paper. Students will be required to write a short 1-2page reflection paper. Details will be dicussed in the first class. The paper will be worth 30% of the final course mark.
3. Class participation. This will include demonstrated preparation for class and participation in discussions and is worth 35% of the final course mark.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

There are no prerequisites to attend this course. No prior knowledge of international law or development studies is required. The first class is intended to refresh law students’ knowledge of international law and introduce students without prior knowledge of international law to the subject. Throughout the course relevant aspects of international law will be explained to non-law students, as they present themselves.

Examination topics

The details of the exam and the reflection paper will be discussed in the first class.

Reading list

Mandatory and optional reading will be posted on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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