SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

International Law and Society

This unit looks at the way States are influenced by (and influence) international law in an increasingly globalised society. It is useful for students with an LLB proceeding to LLM, students (with or without an LLB) intending to pursue studies in International Relations, Politics, International Studies, Diplomacy, and as an introduction to the international legal aspects of development, trade, economics, human rights and the environment.

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International law and Society

Topics include:

  • sources of international law
  • international crimes and tribunals
  • terrorism
  • human rights
  • international development law
  • diplomatic and State immunity


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