This course provides students with a basic understanding of international law, focusing on foundational structures that are necessary to engage with any international legal issue. In addition students are introduced to a number of contemporary problems of world order that require the application of the foundational rules and structures to develop awareness of both the limitations and potential of international law as a tool for change.
Students will leave the course with the capacity to address international legal problems with confidence as well as awareness of specific contemporary issues and how international law is dealing with emergent and on-going concerns including: the relationship between business and human rights; refugees; technology; feminism; and the use of force outside of the collective security structures.
For more information, please see the course handbook: International Law online handbook (pdf; 82kb)
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the course, you will develop:
- An understanding of the foundations of international law, including the sources of international law, statehood, state immunity, and state responsibility for breaches of international obligations;
- The capacity for critical interrogation of specific regimes within international law, in particular international environmental law; law of the sea; international human rights law; international criminal law; and collective security structures;
- The ability to reflect and engage with the spaces for transformation of international law to address persistent inequalities within the global order.
For further information on credits, entry requirements and fees, please visit our Online Learning webpage.
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Start of programme: TBC
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
- A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the summer school, and 18+ years of age. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
- 2 weeks
Tuition Fees 2022
Dr Catriona Drew Convenor