production
Skip to Content

LS4077: THE EVOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IN A WORLD OF CRISES (2014-2015)

Last modified: 02 Jun 2014 13:06


Course Overview

The course analyses recent developments in public international law. It first considers the sources of public international law. The question is then asked whether traditional public international law can regulate pressing issues on the international plane. Examples of these problems are: international terrorism, nuclear weapons proliferation, protection of human rights, ethnic conflicts, and climate change. The course encourages the student to think creatively as an international lawyer to resolve contemporary international dilemmas. Teaching will be delivered through discussion based seminars. Assessment is based on the drafting of an essay and an exam.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators

Sorry, we don't have a record of any course coordinators.

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Law (LS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims: The course aims to analyse recent developments in public international law, with a special emphasis on evidentiary problems of State practice. It first considers the sources of public international law and whether ‘soft law’ can be a substitute. The question is then asked whether traditional public international law can regulate pressing issues on the international plane, and how far it should change; examples of these problems are: international terrorism, nuclear weapons proliferation, protection of human rights, ethnic conflicts, and climate change. The course encourages the student to think creatively as an international lawyer to resolve contemporary international dilemmas. Main Learning Outcomes:
  • An enhanced knowledge of general public international law;
  • An ability to access, and use for analysis, relevant texts and electronic databases;
  • An ability to organise and communicate ideas clearly and cogently;
  • Skills of interpretation, analysis, critical reasoning, and independent thought in relation to current key aspects of public international law;
  • An ability to understand the political and historical context in which public international law operates and changes. Content: Analysis of recent developments of public international law.
  • Further Information & Notes

    This course is also available to candidates for the MA in Legal Studies as a 30 credit point course (LX 4077).

    Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

    None.

    Contact Teaching Time

    Sorry, we don't have that information available.

    Teaching Breakdown

    • 0
      • None.
    • 1
      • None.
    • 2
      • None.

    More Information about Week Numbers


    Assessment

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (75%), one counting essay (25%) of 2,500 words for LLB honours students and of 3,000 words for MA students in Legal Studies. Resit: Normally, no resit is available.

    Formative Assessment

    None.

    Feedback

    Feedback will be provided on the feedback form within three weeks from the date of submission.

    Compatibility Mode

    We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.