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The course aims to systematically and critically introduce the foundations of Public International Law (PIL). The history, nature, legal personality, statehood and recognition, sources, the law of treaties and how PIL interacts with domestic law are considered in-depth. These are followed by topics such as jurisdiction, sovereignty, the role of the United Nations, the law of state responsibility and peaceful settlement of disputes between states. Areas such the use of force and self-defence are covered to enable students to understand why and how international law regulates the behaviour of its actors with respect to some specific subject areas.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course will provide students with a working knowledge of the international legal system, particularly sources of public international law, the subjects of international law, state jurisdiction and sovereignty, the law of treaties, the relationship of municipal and international law in the UK, the United Nations, and the use of force.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Assessment: 1 two hour examination (80%) and a summative assessment (20%).
Group discussion on MyAberdeen will be arranged which will be monitored by tutors and accompanied by appropriate feedback.
Feedback is provided on an ongoing basis by tutors on the student's contributions in tutorials.