Public International Law: Capita Selecta

Course description Public International Law: Capita Selecta
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: CSPIL1718
  • Prof. John Dugard, Prof. Larissa van den Herik
  • Dr. DaniĆ«lla Dam-de Jong
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 500
Period: Semester 1
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

It is assumed that all students already have a good working knowledge of public international law. On this assumption, the purpose of this course is two-fold: first, to refresh knowledge of the main chapters of public international law, its general principles and key doctrines; secondly, to focus attention upon recent developments and topical issues affecting these general principles. Themes discussed include: the history and function of international law, sources, statehood, the diversification of participants, international responsibility, treatment of aliens, jurisdiction and immunities, human rights and IHL, UN system and targeted sanctions, use of force and international terrorism and fragmentation and the proliferation of international courts.