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LS2032: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Oct 2022 11:31


Course Overview

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. The contents of the course are designed to enable students to understand why and how international law regulates the behaviour of its actors with respect to some specific subject areas.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Zeray Yihdego

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

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) or Programme Level 2

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

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 state responsibility and peaceful settlement of disputes.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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Learning Outcomes
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Exam

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Essay

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Feedback

Feedback is provided on an ongoing basis by tutors on the student's contributions in tutorials.

Students who fail their assessment in the first sitting may seek feedback thereon in advance of the resit diet.
Word Count 1250
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

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