PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Lectures aim at providing students with basic notions of Public International Law. At the end of the course, students will be able
- to recognize, interpret and properly apply international norms both among States and within the national legal system;
- to autonomously deepen the study of other sectors of International Law;
- to apply the acquired knowledge to practical cases and assert their own thesis by using correct terminology and proper arguments.
In order to undertake the exam of International Law, the following exams must be successfully undertaken: Private Law Institutions, Roman Law Institutions and Constitutional Law.
Students must have undertaken the exam of Public International Law in order to undertake exams of other courses related to the scientific sectors IUS/13 and IUS/14.
Course contents summary
Characteristics of International Law:
- notion of International Law;
- subjects: States, intergovernmental organizations, other entities;
- individuals as entities having rights and duties under International Law.
The maintenance of international peace and security and the use of force.
Sources of International Law:
- treaties and the law of treaties;
- general rules of International Law. Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts. Settlement of international disputes.
Incorporation of International Law into national legal systems.
Students attending courses:
E. Cannizzaro, Diritto internazionale, Fourth ed., Giappichelli, Torino, 2018, except the parties that will be specified during the course.
T. Scovazzi (ed.), Corso di Diritto internazionale, Parte I, Terza ed., Giuffrè, Milano, 2018, Chapter I (only sections: 1,2, 3, 4; 13 and 14; 17, 18, 19) and Chapter II;
T. Scovazzi (ed.), Corso di Diritto internazionale, Parte II, Seconda ed., Giuffrè, Milano, 2015, Chapter I; Chapter II (except sections: 16 and 17); Chapter III; Chapter IV (except sections: 10, 11 and 12).
Taught lessons: 48 hours.
Seminars: 18 hours.
During seminars, students shall analyze and discuss international documents and case-law available at the Elly Platform.
Assessment methods and criteria
Some topics will be dealt with by experts in the field, such as lawyers, judges, diplomats, international officers, academics of Italian and foreign Universities, members of non-governmental organizations.