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ADRO 1235 - Public International Law

Type d'enseignement : Lecture and tutorials

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 48

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The course "Introduction to Public International Law" offers a panorama of international law norms regulating the peaceful existence and continuous development of international society, mainly inter-State relations. The rules and their knowledge thus constitute fundamental pillars of the overall understanding of international relations and politics as well as their impact on national decision-making. The aim of the course is both to learn the norms and to acquire capacity to apply them to particular world affairs and main judicial cases. Issues like State sovereignty and its limits, peaceful settlement of disputes, coercive measures and the use of force as ultima ratio, human rights standards and their enforcement and the role of supranational institutions will be studied. The underlying line is the identification of the sources of international law, the subjects bound by its norms as well as the consequences of the violation of international law. Finally a complete framework of international law and its position beside foreign and international policy, economy, religion and international ethics will crystalize


SMUCLEROVA, Martina (Juriste)

Pedagogical format

Lecture complemented by seminars focused on in-depth study and case law.

Course validation

Course evaluation includes mid-term exam, case-law oral presentation, class participation, written paper and final exam.

Required reading

Shaw, M.N., International Law, 6th ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008, 1542 p

Additional required reading

  • Daillier, P., Pellet, A., Forteau, M., Droit international public, 8e e´d., L.G.D.J., Paris, 2009, 1722 p

Senior lecturers

  • BARKE, Niklas G. (PhD student)
  • BEAUREGARD-LACROIX, Raphaël (Teacher)
  • FABRE, Christophe (Lawyer)
  • PETROVA, Darina (Lawyer)