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030516 KU International Organisations (F) (2016S)

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

The proliferation of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations is one indicator of the internationalization of social life and the interdependence of states in the early 21st century. This course will examine the principal legal issues concerning international institutions.
At the same time, the course will also address such real world issues as the creation of international criminal courts, the succession of Russia to the USSRs seat on the UN Security Council, the response to the break-up of Yugoslavia, the jurisdictional issues in the Lockerbie-case, the possibility of judicial review of acts of the UN Security Council, the success of WTO dispute settlement, NATO action against Serbia in 1999 and against Libya in 2011, the military intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq in the aftermath of 9/11, UN administration of Kosovo and East Timor, etc.
Primary consideration will be given to the development of the United Nations. Other universal organizations such as the ILO, the Bretton Woods institutions, the WTO or the ICAO, as well as regional ones such as the Council of Europe, the EU, and others will also be dealt with. This course does not try to provide a comprehensive picture of all of these organizations. Rather it aims at helping students understand the common legal problems raised by international institutions.

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 10.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 17.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 07.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 14.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 21.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 28.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 12.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 19.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 02.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 09.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 16.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 23.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will examine the principal legal issues concerning intergovernmental organizations. These include the legal status and powers of organizations, membership and participation, norm-creation, dispute settlement, enforcement of decisions, peace and security activities, and finally the organizations' privileges and immunities as well as their legal status and powers under national law.
This course will be taught using a combination of lectures and class discussions. It will be based on student preparation of the course materials as indicated in the Syllabus available at http://intlaw.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/int_beziehungen/lehre/Lv-Unterlagen/IO_syllabus_SS_2016.pdf. The course program is structured in the form of review questions based on these course materials. Students are supposed to prepare and to debate them in class as well as to contribute their own insights.

Assessment and permitted materials

Final written (closed book) exam on 16 June 2016 plus class participation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

Topics contained in the required readings, slides and addressed in class.

Reading list

Jan Klabbers, An Introduction to International Institutional Law. Cambridge (CUP, 2nd ed., 2009) (=Klabbers).
A Reader may be purchased for ¤ 35 at the Department' s Secretariat, Ms. Katharina Erhart.
Detailed Syllabus will be available at the homepage of the Section for International Law and International Relations at https://intlaw.univie.ac.at/en/teaching/elective-fields-of-specialization/. Students interested in purchasing such reader should send an email to katharina.erhart@univie.ac.at.

Association in the course directory

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