Law and International Society

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Module overview

The module provides a foundation in the fundamental principles of Public International Law. It starts by considering the nature and development of international law, its subjects, sources and its relation to domestic law. The second term looks into more specialist areas of international law such as diplomatic and state immunity, state responsibility, the international protection of human rights. The final term considers further specialist areas such as international environmental law and the international legal framework for the uses of the sea. The syllabus aims to familiarise students with basic concepts of international law and relevant case-law, enable them to assess enforcement mechanisms which exist within the various specialist areas.

Topics studied include:

  • International law vs domestic law
  • Law of Treaties and use of force
  • Humanitarian law
  • State Jurisdiction and State Responsibility
  • Human rights
  • International economic law
  • Environmental law

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ICC Programme Module Overview: International Law Module


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