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LS501U: INTERNATIONAL LAW: A TIME OF CHALLENGES (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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, climate change, and energy security supply. 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 Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Irène Couzigou

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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, climate change, and energy security supply. The course encourages the student to think creatively as an international lawyer to resolve contemporary international dilemmas.

Further Information & Notes

This course is compulsory for students registered on the LLM in Public International Law , the LLM in International Law and International Relations and the LLM in International Law and Strategic Studies.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations
  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies
  • Master of Laws in Public International Law

Contact Teaching Time

20 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week7
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 13, 15 - 16

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

First attempt: Essay of 2,500 words (25%); examination of 3 hours (75%) Re-sit Attempt: 3 hour examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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