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LS 4073 / LX 4073
THE EVOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IN A WORLD OF CRISES
CREDIT POINTS 25

Course Co-ordinator: Dr I Couzigou

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to Junior and Senior Honours candidates for LLB with Honours.

Note(s): This course is also available to candidates for the MA in Legal Studies as a 30 credit point course (LX 4073). This version of the course will require an additional element of assessment.

The course aims to analyse recent developments of public international law, with a special emphasis on evidentiary problems of state practice; it considers whether globalisation has given rise to problems which states are not able to regulate through custom or treaty, and whether sort law can be a substitute; the question is asked how far globalisation weakens the capacity of states taken together to regulate pressing issues of international society through traditional international law; examples of this problem area are international terrorism, nuclear weapons proliferation, ethnic conflicts, climate change. The course encourages the participant-student to think creatively as an international lawyer to resolve international contemporary dilemmas.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (80%), one counting essay for LLB honours students, two continuing essays for MA students in Legal Studies.