JJUB55136U Introduction to International Law-making
This course aims to provide bachelor students from law with a theoretical and practical understanding of how international law is made. This course complements and builds on some bachelor courses, such as International Law, and serves as a basis for other courses offered in the master level.
In a world where international law undergoes constant specialization and fragmentation, this course provides crucial tools for law students to understand elements of global governance and the myriad of international law-making. The course will introduce the student to the actors, processes and instruments involved in the making of international law, including a formal and an informal law-making perspective.
The course is divided into three parts:
1. The first part of the course is an introduction to international law-making, reviewing principal contemporary theories and relevant concepts
2. The second part of the course focuses on
inter-state international law-making and international law-making
beyond the state, where connections to international organizations
and international institutional law are analysed.
3. The third part of the course explores law-making at four international key selected areas, namely: Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Ocean Governance.
By the end of the course, students:
1. Will understand how international law is made, in terms of the actors, processes and instruments involved
2. Will acquire knowledge and will be able to analyse law-making in specific selected legal regimes and areas
3. Will be able to discuss and critically reflect upon international law-making both at the theory and the practical level.
4. Will communicate and formulate their knowledge in international law-making and elaborate their arguments
Required readings cover approximately 400 pages.
A selection of book chapters and articles will be compiled for the course.
Among others, the course literature is extracted from Boyle A. and Chinkin C. The Making of International Law (2017), Brölmann C. and Radi Y., Theory and Practice of International Law-making (2016), Rivoja R. And Petman J. Eds. Internationational Law-making (2014).
The students will get continuous feedback from the lecturer/s on their lerning process, mainly through feedback on the planned learning activities, individually and collectively. When possible, feeback from other students will be encouraged and facilitated. The final feedback will be provided at the exam.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 min.Oral exam without preparation, 20 minutes
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
- Exam period
Week 51, 2018 - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 4, 2019 - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday