General Principles of International Law

Module code: LW7081

Module co-ordinator: Paolo Virgiu 

Module Outline

This module is a generalist course intended as an advanced refresher for those who have taken undergraduate international law and as a generalist introduction to those who have not studied international law before. It introduces students to fundamental concepts and theories of Public International Law in order to provide students with an understanding of the building blocks of international law and the foundations for specialised international law options. Among the topics studied are the nature of Public International Law, its sources, subjects of international law, questions of jurisdiction and immunities, an overview of the law on the use of force, state responsibility and the role of international organisations and tribunals.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, Seminars, Private study and Blackboard VLE.

Assessment Methods

Research paper not exceeding 5,000 words including footnotes.