IR214 International Law

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
IR214 International Law 3 1 6 Tuesday: 14:00-17:00 hrs; Thursday: 14:00-16:00 hrs.
Prerequisite IR101 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Mirza Ljubović Office Hours / Room / Phone
E-mail mljubovic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to teach you the basic features of international law and the international legal order and the meaning of international law for legal practice. This course provides student with a sufficient basis to participate more specialized courses in international law, such as the law of the sea, air law and space law, diplomatic law and basics of international humanitarian law.
Textbook Shaw, M.N. 2003. International Law. Cambridge University Press. 5th Edition.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understanding and interpret principles, conventions, and institutional roles of international law
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the centrality of the state in international law
  3. Explain how international law comes into being and with what limitations
  4. Compare how international law differs from traditional notions of law in terms of enforceability, concerns of sovereignty and state-self interest
Teaching Methods Lecturing, essays, power-point presentations, student presentations, class simulation and discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Course Introduction
Week 2 The nature and development of international law; International law today Shaw, Chapter 1 and 2
Week 3 Sources; International law and municipal law Shaw, Chapter 3 and 4
Week 4 The subjects of international law; The international protection of human rights Shaw, Chapter 5 and 6
Week 5 The regional protection of human rights; Recognition Shaw, Chapter 7 and 8
Week 6 Territory; Air law and space law Shaw, Chapter 9 and 10
Week 7 The law of the sea; Jurisdiction Shaw, Chapter 11 and 12
Week 8 Mid - term exam
Week 9 Immunities from jurisdiction; State responsibility Shaw, Chapter 13 and 14
Week 10 International environmental law; The law of treaties Shaw, Chapter 15 and 16
Week 11 State succession; The settlement of disputes by peaceful means Shaw, Chapter 17 and 18
Week 12 Inter-state courts and tribunals; International law and the use of force by states Shaw, Chapter 19 and 20
Week 13 International humanitarian law; The United Nations Shaw, Chapter 21 and 22
Week 14 International institutions; Shaw, Chapter 23
Week 15 Review and Discussion
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm 1 20 1,2,3,4
Essay and Power-point presentation 1 10 1,2,3
Quizz 1 10 1,4
Oral Exam 1 20 1,2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Final Exam 10 1 10
Power-point presentation 10 2 20 Essay 5 1 5
Individual Learning 3 15 45 Quizz 5 1 5
Midterm Exam 10 1 10 Oral Exam 10 1 10
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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