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030582 KU Foundations of International Law (2019W)

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

Details

max. 60 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Presence on 14 October 2019 mandatory to participate in this course (including for students on the waiting list).

Monday 14.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 21.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 28.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 04.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 11.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 18.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 25.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 02.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 09.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 16.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 13.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 20.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to explore and evaluate the foundations of the international legal system, by reference to selected core topics within the general field of international law. The course complements, other, more specialised courses in international law. Only three topics are chosen and they will be discussed in some depth.

Following a historical introduction, the three basic areas of general international law covered are the following

(1) Sources and the Law of Treaties
(2) Statehood and Self-Determination
(3) Territory and Global Commons

Assessment and permitted materials

• Class Participation: 20%.

Seminars will be interactive. Participants are expected to discuss assigned readings during class. Class participation counts for 20 percent of the final grade.

• 2 Reflection Papers: 30%
To stimulate discussion, participants will write two response papers related to two seminars of their choice over the course of the semester. A response paper can consist of any or all of critique, summary, elaboration, expressions of disagreement or puzzlement, suggestions for further inquiry, and so on – as long as it is directed to the readings for the seminar concerned.

Response papers should be 1000-1200 words long and need to be uploaded via Moodle 48 hours prior to the relevant seminar. They need to include the participant’s name, email address and word count.

• Final exam: 50%
A closed book exam (90 minutes) is worth 50 percent of the course mark.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Some prior background in international law is desirable.

Examination topics

Topics addressed in the assigned readings and in the seminars.

Reading list

Crawford, Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law (Oxford University Press, 9th edition, 2019)
Crawford, The Creation of States in International Law (Oxford university Press, 2nd ed, 2006),
Fitzmaurice, ‘The Practical Working of the Law of Treaties’, in Evans (ed.), International Law (Oxford University Press, 5th ed, 2018), Chapter 6

Hollis (ed.), The Oxford Guide to Treaties (Oxford University Press, 2012)
Kohen & Hébié, ‘Territorial conflicts and their international legal framework’, in Kohen and Hébié (eds) Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes in International Law (Edgar Elgar, 2018)
Ranganathan, ‘Global Commons’ 27 European Journal of International Law 693-717
Pahuja, ‘Conserving the world’s resources?’ in Crawford and Koskenniemi (eds), The Cambridge Companion to International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012), 398-420, pp. 409-418

A detailed syllabus with readings will be available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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