- First goal of the introductory course «International Law» is formation of systemic view on the contemporary problems in the field of international law and on the role of international community.
- Second goal of the introductory course «International Law» is acquaintance with key terms of the discipline.
- Third goal of the introductory course «International Law» is development of student's possibility to analyse sources of international law and the practice of their implementation.
- Student is able to understand fundamental terminology
- Student knows where and how to find key sources of international law
- Student is able to explain main theories and concepts in the field of international law
- Student is able to analyse a range of actual problems of international law
- Able to identify scientific subject
- Work with information: find, define and use the information from different sources which required for solving of research and professional problems (including the system approach)
- Student is capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field
- Able to efficiently communicate based on the goals and communication situations
- Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes by using political science methods and in support of practical decision making process
- Student is able to characterise the system of international justice and general principles of international law
- The nature, origin and development of international lawDefinitions and characteristics of International Law; the scope of International Law; Historical background; Concepts of monism and dualism.
- Actors of international lawPeculiarities of subjects of international law. States as a key subjects of international law. Definition, nature, forms and mechanisms of international recognition. Succession as an institution of international law. Legal personality of international organizations. Specific of quasi-state structure. Legal personality of individuals.
- The sources of international lawTypes of subjects, International Customary Law. International Law of Treaties. General principles of International Law.. Judicial decisions and legal doctrine.
- Responsibility in international lawDefinition and characteristics of internationally wrongful act. Definition of international responsibility. Sanctions in International Law. Procedural aspects.
- Human rights protection on the international levelSystem of international judicial bodies, Legal instruments for protection of human rights. The special procedures of the Human Rights Council.
- International humanitarian lawThe scope and definition of International humanitarian law. Historical background, Main principles and modern challenges in the field of International humanitarian law.
- International environmental lawThe scope and definition of International environmental law. Main principles and key sources of International environmental law.
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.25 * Class activity + 0.25 * Essay 1 + 0.25 * Essay 2 + 0.25 * Essay 3
- Schröder, P. (2018). Rezension: Anne Orford / Florian Hoffmann / Martin Clark (Hg.): The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law (rezensiert von Peter Schröder). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.41EDB0E3
- Brierly, J. L., & Clapham, A. (2012). Brierly’s Law of Nations : An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations (Vol. 7th ed. edited by Andrew Clapham). Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=483582
- Dasgupta, R. (2013). International Interplay : The Future of Expropriation Across International Dispute Settlement. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=860084
- Vogenauer, S., & Weatherill, S. (2017). General Principles of Law : European and Comparative Perspectives. Oxford [UK]: Hart Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1500903