DI131 | Autumn | 6 ECTS

International Law in the 21st Century

This is an an advanced introduction to public international law, which aims at an enhanced understanding of its foundational concepts and methods through a discussion of current practices and leading case law. The course will cover traditional international law doctrines (such as subjects, law making, normative interactions, responsibility, enforcement and mechanisms to settle disputes and induce compliance) with an emphasis on contemporary pressures on each of them. Upon successful completion, students will acquire a solid background of the rules, techniques, and practices that shape the fundamental structure of international law and the dynamics of its evolution. They will also acquire the necessary skills to expand and sharpen their knowledge of international law in specific fields.