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Course 2011-2012 a.y.

50027 - INTERNATIONAL LAW


CLMG
Department of Legal Studies

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 19 - 20

CLMG (9 credits - I sem. - OB  |  IUS/13)
Course Director:
GIORGIO GIUSEPPE SACERDOTI

Classes: 19 (I sem.) - 20 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 19: GIORGIO GIUSEPPE SACERDOTI, Class 20: MATTEO MARIA WINKLER


Course Objectives

The course covers the basic features of international law that govern the relations between the subjects of the international community. The course includes a general part and a part (in Italian) covering the relationship between International Law and the Italian legal system in the light of the case law of the Constitutional Court. An introduction to private international law (conflict of laws) is also provided.


Course Content Summary
  • The International Community and its historical evolution
  • Basic principles of the international legal system
  • The Subjects of International Law: States and other entities.
  • Sources of International Law: custom and treaties.
  • International Organizations. The UN system.
  • International peace and security.
  • Armed conflicts, the use of force and terrorism
  • The position of the individual and human rights.
  • The relationship between international and national law: international law within the Italian legal system.
  • Breaches of international law and the international responsibility of States.
  • Dispute settlement: arbitration and international Courts.
  • International criminal justice
  • Introduction to private international law: international contracts

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Written partial and final exam.



Textbooks
  • M. DIXON, International Law, Oxford, 2007.
  • Text of basic treaties and international instruments, cases.
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