The International Law course allows students to expand their knowledge in the sphere of legal issues on a global level with a focus on practical knowledge of the universal system of law governing international communications. After this course students will be able to orient in the vast amount of legal information and analyze situations from a legal point of view to lower risks and avoid possible liability. Students will develop logical reasoning and argumentation skills through regular debates and discussions of contemporary events as well as writing essays on controversial topics.
Hours of lecture
Hours of discussion
Hours of independent study
Total numbers of hours
Please note that the time spent on independent study exceeds hours of lecture and discussion.
The course will cover the following topics:
Definition, subjects and principles of international law.
Sources of international law and international treaties.
International human rights:
International mechanisms for human rights protection.
International security law:
System of collective security
Mechanisms of international security
Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
International humanitarian law:
Connection to human rights protection
War and armed conflicts.
International economic law.
International trade law.
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Dixon, M. (2013). Textbook on International Law, 6th edition. OUP.
Lowe, V. (2007). International Law, 6th edition. OUP.
Crawford, J. (2012). Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law. OUP.
Evans, M. (2008). International Law. CUP.
Carr, I. (2014). International Trade Law. Routhledge.
Chatterjee, C. (2010). International Law and Diplomacy. Routhledge.