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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3024: Public International Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Chris O'Meara ()

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

Public international law regulates relationships among and between States, international organisations and non-State actors at the international level and across borders. The international legal order is shaped by international politics and social values as well as by shifts in geopolitical powers. The discussions on this course intend to follow the latest developments in international affairs as these provide the contemporary context to the study of international law.

During the study of this course, you will first explore the fundamentals: the theories, institutions and processes of this system of law, including its sources, jurisdiction, mechanisms for dispute settlement and State responsibility. You will then focus on substantive issues affecting the regulation of activities in the international context, such as the use of force and regulation of armed conflicts, the law of the sea, international criminal justice, the protection of human rights, cyber, and outer space.

Studying international law is vital for anyone who may be considering working for international organisations and institutions, both governmental and non-governmental, responding to humanitarian, environmental and other global challenges.

Module created

01/10/2001

Last revised

28/01/2022