Public International Law

ldrhd2103  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Public International Law
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
8 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Main themes
The course covers the main themes which make traditionally part of the study of public international law, and will emphasize, where appropriate, the relationship between this discipline and international private law. The course will present the following themes: - general concepts; - subjects of international law; - sources of international law (as well as the relationship between these sources and national law); - international responsability; - counter-measures; - peaceful settlement of disputes; - collective security; - regime and protection of spaces; - protection of persons; - basic rules of international trade.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The aim of this course is to make students familiar with the basic rules governing the international society, composed primarily of States, and to analyze the issues that may be raised by their enforcement in national legal systems, especially in the Belgian one. The purpose is also to enable students to better understand current international events with the perspective of the legal rules governing international relations. During the teaching sessions, the professor focuses on exposing the main links and difficulties of the subject. The students are encouraged to work at home: they are expected to make some readings prior to the sessions (from the syllabus, legal texts or other documents).

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Law (shift schedule)