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LS501K: INTERNATIONAL LAW (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:21


Course Overview

The course aim is to familiarise students with public international law and to analyse some of its major issues. Students will be required to study the key concepts of public international law in order to be able to participate effectively in the seminars. The first seminar will identify the principles and rules of public international law through an advanced knowledge of the main sources of this law, international customs and treaties; following seminars will assess critically the evolution of public international law in an era of crises.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Irène Couzigou

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

  • One of MSc Strategic Studies and International Law (Studied) or MSc Strategic Studies and Management (Studied) or MSc International Relations and International Law (Studied) or Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied) or Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (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

The course aim is to familiarise students with public international law and to analyse some of its major issues in seminars. The students will be required to study the key concepts of public international law in order to be able to participate effectively in the seminars. To facilitate this, the students will be asked to listen to the recording of public international law lectures before the beginning of the first seminar. The first seminar will identify the principles and rules of public international law through an advanced knowledge of the main sources of this law, international customs and treaties; the following seminars then intend to assess critically the evolution of public international law in an era of crises, such as international terrorism, nuclear weapons proliferation, ethnic conflicts, climate change, and protection of human rights. The overall purpose of the course is to encourage the participant-student to think creatively as an international lawyer in order to understand and to try to resolve these contemporary dilemmas.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc International Relations and International Law
  • MSc Strategic Studies and International Law

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

First attempt: an online quiz on the public international law lectures (10%), a three hour written examination (65 %) and a continuous assessment (2.500 word essay) (25 %)

Resit: 1 three hour written examination (65 %) [the online quiz mark and the essay mark are carried over for 35%]

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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