This is an introductory course to international public law and its relevance in today’s complex and interconnected world. International law can be considered as the law governing the relations between States, but it also includes relations with international organizations, corporations, and civil society organizations. It is also the foundation for International Human Rights Law, Humanitarian law and International Criminal Law. Despite their differences in size, power, culture, religion and ideologies, states rely on international law to cooperate and to coexist. International law serves them as an important common language.
This course will explore issues like:
– Origins of international law
– Sovereignty of States
– Mechanisms of interpretation and enforcement
– Sources of international law: including treaties, customary law, and soft law
– Subject of international law
– Principles of state jurisdiction. Universal jurisdiction
– Use of force and its regulation.
The course will also explore the incorporation and operation of international law at the domestic level. We will also discuss the differences between international, human rights, criminal and humanitarian law.
Module dates: 10/26, 10/30, 11/6, 11/9, 11/13, & 11/16
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (3rd module block)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: 2000 , 3rd Module Block , Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Fully In-Person , One Credit , Updates