ESPS2302 - Principles of Public International Law

Course value: 1.0 unit
Convenor: Dr Alessandro Spano
Duration: Two terms
Teaching structure: Two-hour seminar
Assessment: 1 unseen three-hour written exam (90%), 1 practical exercise of 1,500 words (10%)
Available to: All years and Affiliates


Course Description:

This course shall provide an introduction to the subject of public international law. It shall address the background, subjects and sources of international law; states and international organizations as subjects of international law; state jurisdiction over individuals, land, water and outer space; state responsibility for violations of international law; state and diplomatic immunities; the system of the United Nations; and lawful use of force. During classes, current affairs will be discussed and analyzed.