Public International Law

Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Public International Law

  • Host University

    Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

  • Location

    Bilbao, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Public International Law helps to develop the professional profile of jurists by providing them with the basic concepts and legal references needed to perceive the international dimension of the problems and matters with which they deal, especially in view of the immense challenge of the globalisation of the international community.
    It does this by covering international law not only in terms of positive law but also from other methodological perspectives such as axiological and sociological/ political aspects, both of which are of capital importance.

    1. Concept and development of public international law
    2. Sources of public international law
    2. 1. International treaties
    2. 2. International custom
    2.3. General principles of law
    2.4. Other sources
    3. Application of international law
    3.1. Relationship between international law and internal rights
    3.2. International responsibility of the state
    4. Subjects of international law
    4.1. International subjectivity
    4.2. The state
    4.3. State-held competences

    Teaching methodology will be based on the following methods and techniques:
    1. Lectures
    2. Reading and analysis of documents
    3. Written assignments
    4. Classroom discussion

    1.a) Active participation in the classroom: 10%
    1.b) Practical activities throughout the semester: 20%
    2. Written final exam: 70%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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