International Public Law

lpols1311  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

International Public Law
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
45.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course provides a summary of the different categories of legal rules (treaties, customs, principles, unilateral acts) that apply to members of the international community (states, international organisations, the Holy See, other subjects) in their relations with each other (friendly or conflictual). The principles governing the universal, regional or category-based protection of human rights and the repression of international crimes committed by individuals are included.

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

1 The aim of this course is to provide students from outside the field of Law with basic information on the rules of composition, organisation and operation in today's international community, on the legal order which governs it and on its development. The students should have understood and assimilated the legal concepts and norms governing the matter.
In addition to an introduction to the history and theory of international law, the course analyses the "pilars" of public international law, in particular the subjects, the sources and the law of State responsibility. It also examines some of its regimes, such as international criminal law and international economic law.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral or written exam.
Other information
Depending on the situation linked to the Covid and the number of students enrolled, the classes are taught to:
- all the students sitting in the classroom;
- some students sitting in the classroom, the other students attending them remotely;
- all the students attending them remotely.
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
Move from "comodal" to "full distanciel" because of the evolution of the situation.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam "en distanciel" via Teams
Object : sessions (including slides)
Type of questions : open questions 
Closed book exam

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

Title of the programme
Minor in Political Sciences

Bachelor in Political Sciences: General