Foundations of International Law (Online Module)

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Module overview

Foundations of International Law is an introductory module suitable for those who have not previously studied either law or international law. It aims to introduce students both to the 'building blocks' of international law and to basic legal research and writing skills. By reading a range of theoretical approaches to international law throughout the course (wherever possible from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East), students will also be encouraged to think critically about the rule and role of international law in international affairs.

All modules are subject to availability and are subject to change from session to session.

Suggested reading

David Kennedy, 'Reassessing International Humanitarianism: The Dark Sides', available at

Michael O'Boyle, Revising the verdict in Ireland v UK: time for a reality check?


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