Law of the United Nations

Module code: LW7168

Module co-ordinator: Dr Rossana Deplano

Module Outline

This module focuses on the institutional legal aspects of the activities displayed by international organisations and the relationship of these activities to the methods and sources of public international law. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the international legal aspects of international institutions and to enable students to familiarise themselves with the core principles of selected areas of United Nations law. It also aims to develop student’s analytical skills through identifying and attempting to resolve legal problems relating to international organisations. There will be a particular focus on the law of the United Nations and the function and powers of the International Court of Justice.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Seminars and guided independent study. Use will be made of the Blackboard VLE to support learning in this module.

Assessment Methods

There will be one Research Paper not exceeding 5,000 words including footnotes.