The aim of the course is to take a closer look
at the recent debate about and in international law and practice. The students
will be asked to examine and reflect on the concepts that explain international
law as law. These include legality, validity, legitimacy and enforcement. In
this context the students will discuss the so-called distinction between
national law and international law. The students are required to have a good
grasp of main events in the world history.
During the course particular attention will be paid to the following international organizations and institutions: the United Nations and the International Court of Justice and the International Law Commission, the Council of Europe as an example of a regional organization, and the UN Specialized Agencies such as UNESCO and UNHCR.
- Teacher: Arina Melse