6109 Principles of International Law
Dr. Peter Thalmann, M.Jur.(Oxford)
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
14.02.2019 bis 18.02.2019
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Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 05.03.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Dienstag 12.03.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Dienstag 19.03.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Dienstag 26.03.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Dienstag 02.04.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Dienstag 09.04.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.0.03 WIENER STÄDTISCHE
Dienstag 07.05.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Dienstag 14.05.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Dienstag 21.05.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Dienstag 28.05.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Dienstag 04.06.2019 17:00 - 19:00 TC.0.02 Red Bull

Inhalte der LV

Topics discussed in this course include (1) the nature of international law and the international system, (2) sources of international law, (3) the law of treaties, (4) international law and national law, (5) personality, statehood and recognition, (6) jurisdiction and sovereignty, (7) state responsibility and immunities, (8) international organizations, (9) use of force, collective security and peacekeeping, and (10) peaceful settlement of disputes and international human rights law.

Important: Please note that this course will not be taught separately in this year's summer university.


Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

Upon completion of this course students will be able:

• to autonomously analyse and assess cases governed by international law in areas covered by the course (see above);
• in particular, to properly apply the acquired knowledge to case solutions;
• and to understand and assess the implications of both current and future developments in the field of international law.

Moreover, this course promotes students' skills:

• to autonomously identify and effectively synthesise problems, both orally and in writing, and to provide for adequate solutions;
• to apply acquired knowledge in practice;
• and to independently develop acquired knowledge further, thereby allowing them to effectively keep pace with new legal developments.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance is compulsory. While students are allowed to miss two entire classes, successful passing of the course is not possible in case of absence going beyond that. Students who miss the first class without prior notification to the course convenors will be deregistered from the course.


Lecture, case studies, guided self-study of selected textbook chapters.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Students' performance will be assessed based on two written exams, i.e. a midterm exam (20 points) and a final exam (30 points), as well as on their active participation in class (max. additional 5 points).

Grading will be as follows: 26-32,5 points Genügend, 33-38,5 points Befriedigend, 39-44,5 points Gut, 45-50 points Sehr gut.

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

During the registration period places are allocated according to the "first-come, first-served" principle. After the registration period, students from the waiting list who don't yet have a valid registration will be assigned to available places based on their progress in their studies.


1 Autor/in: Martin Dixon
Titel: Textbook on International Law

Verlag: Oxford University Press
Auflage: 7th
Jahr: 2013
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Stein/von Buttlar/Kotzur


Verlag: Vahlen
Auflage: 14
Anmerkungen: recommended reading in German
Jahr: 2017
Empfehlung: Stark empfohlen (aber nicht absolute Kaufnotwendigkeit)
Art: Buch
3 Autor/in: Martin Dixon/Robert McCorquodale/Sarah Williams
Titel: Cases and Materials on International Law

Verlag: Oxford University Press
Auflage: 6th
Jahr: 2016
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
4 Autor/in: Bernhard Kempen/Christian Hillgruber


Verlag: Beck
Auflage: 2
Jahr: 2012
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

Please note that this course is primarily aimed at students of law. Participants are expected to have a solid knowledge of law in general, and of (Austrian) public law and EU law in particular.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

See above.


This course is held in English.

Weitere Informationen

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte

The Nature of International Law and the International System; The Sources of International Law

2 The Law of Treaties

The Law of Treaties; International Law and National Law


Personality, Statehood and Recognition; International Organisations


Jurisdiction and Sovereignty


First exam




State Responsibility


Use of Force, Collective Security and Peacekeeping

10 Peaceful Settlement of Disputes; International Human Rights Law

Second exam

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