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LS501K: INTERNATIONAL LAW (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

The course aim is to familiarise students with public international law and to analyse some of its major issues in seminars. Students will be required to study key concepts of public international law in order to be able to participate effectively in the seminars. To facilitate this, students will be asked to attend public international law lectures . 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.

Course Details

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

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Strategic Studies and International Law (Studied) or MSc International Relations and International Law (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. Students will be required to study key concepts of public international law in order to be able to participate effectively in the seminars. To facilitate this, students will be asked to attend public international law lectures . 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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week7
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 12, 9 - 12, 14 - 15, 14 - 15

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Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 65
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Feedback Word Count 2500
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 65
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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