PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
With reference to Part I, the course aims at providing students with the
basic concepts of Public International Law. In particular, at the end of the
course, students are expected to be able to recognize, interpret and
properly apply international norms both among States and within the
national legal system.
In order to be admitted to undertake the exam of International Law,
students must have already successfully undertaken the exams of Private
Law Institutions, Roman Law Institutions and Constitutional Law.
The students must have undertaken the exam of International Law in
order to undertake exams of other courses related to the scientific
sectors IUS/13 and IUS/14.
Course contents summary
- The concept of international law.
- Subjects of international law: States, intergovernmental organizations,
- The individuals as entities having rights and duties under international
- International law norms: customs, treaties, other rules of law.
- Codification of international law.
- The law of treaties.
- The use of force and the limits of public international law.
- International responsibility.
- Settlement of international disputes.
- Incorporation of international law into national legal systems.
T. TREVES, Diritto internazionale. Problemi fondamentali, Giuffrè, Milan,
2005, pp. 1-3; 51-83; 113-143; 161-237; 245-255; 262-267; 294; 298-
Assessment methods and criteria
Some topics will be dealt with by experts in the field, such as lawyers,
officers of international organizations, diplomats or members of nongovernmental