Topics discussed in this course include (1) the nature of international law and the international system, (2) the sources of international law, (3) the law of treaties, (4) international law and national law, (5) personality, statehood and recognition including international organizations, (6) jurisdiction and sovereignty including immunities from national jurisdiction, (7) state responsibility, (8) peaceful settlement of disputes, and (9) the use of force, collective security and peacekeeping as well as international human rights law.
Language of instruction
|Tuesday||10/01/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Tuesday||10/08/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Tuesday||10/15/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Tuesday||10/22/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Tuesday||10/29/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Tuesday||11/05/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.0.01 ERSTE|
|Tuesday||11/12/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Tuesday||11/19/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Tuesday||12/03/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Tuesday||12/10/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Tuesday||12/17/19||06:00 PM - 08:00 PM||TC.0.01 ERSTE|
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.
Lecture, case studies, guided self-study of selected textbook chapters.
Students' performance will be assessed based on two written exams, i.e. a midterm exam (20 points) and a final exam (30 points). Through active participation in class, students may score an additional 5 points (0.5 plus points per class, only in exceptional cases 1 plus point per class, not more than 5 plus points in total).
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.
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.
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.
This course is held in English.
The Nature of International Law and the International System; The Sources of International Law
The Sources of International Law; The Law of Treaties
The Law of Treaties
International Law and National Law
Personality, Statehood and Recognition; International Organisations
Jurisdiction and Sovereignty; Immunities From National Jurisdiction
Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
The Use of Force; International Human Rights Law