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
|Name of exam||Public International Law|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
20 minutes per student x participants in the group
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|