Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- To supplement the student’s knowledge and skills in a way that
may form part of the student’s choice of educational and
- Background, scope and purpose of public international law.
- General elements of international law, such as subjects of law,
legal sources, treaty law, jurisdiction and immunities, and the
relationship between international and national law.
- Specific subject matters, for example state responsibility,
dispute settlement, the use of force, the law of armed conflict and
international criminal law.
The course is organized in such a way that students - in
applying legal method and problem based learning - acquire
- Explaining the difference between the aim and purpose of
international law compared to national law.
- Describing the impact of international law in national
- Analysing and applying concepts and terminology integral to the
- Identifying legal problems in international law and applying
relevant sources of law in solving these.
- Researching, presenting and analyzing judgments and decisions
from the International Court of Justice and other relevant judicial
bodies in international law.
- Presenting and analyzing the content of substantive provisions
as contained in UN Charter and other applicable international law
- Describing and presenting general as well as specific topics of
public international law.
- Communicating issues relating to public international law in a
clear and well-structured manner, using the applicable
- explain issues pertaining to public international law and
reflect and analyze critically
- assess and analyse rules and regulations as well as the
consequences of the rules
- qualify identified legal issues within public international
- be able to work problem-oriented by independently composing a
problem and working in an analytical and structured manner
- become responsible for own learning, development and
specialization within the frames public international law.
- become able to provide advice on the content of public
international law and the consequences of violating this legal
Type of instruction
Extent and expected workload
Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam
- Synopsis handed in on time
|Name of exam||Public International Law|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
The knowledge and skills described are evaluated during an oral
group exam based on a group project. The project is to be written
by no more than 4 students and is required to be approximately 10
pages long. Further project requirements will be presented at a
separate project introduction.
With certain aids:
Synopsis can be brought to the exam
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
Policies and Procedures|