CREDITS 4 (LV) 6 (ECTS) - 60 Contact Hours
This course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge of public international law. The course starts with the main tenets of international law, such as the history of international law, sources of international law, jurisdictional competence and immunities, use of force, and subjects of international law. Next, the course gives an insight into the specific themes of public international law, such as international organizations, diplomatic and consular relations, human rights, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, law of the sea, responsibility of States, protection of environment, and response to terrorism. Students will be asked to study the different sources of law – main international conventions, judgments of international courts and tribunals, and legal doctrine.