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On completion of the module, students should have an enhanced appreciation and understanding of:
- the nature and sources of public international law;
- questions relating to the sovereignty of territory and the state;
- the scope of the issues relating to the use of force in international law; and,
- the evolving role of international organisations in contemporary international law.
On completion of this module, students should also have enhanced the generally transferable skills and specific skills already developed throughout their degree programmes. This module aims to enhance the following skills:
- the ability to present a coherent written legal argument; and,
- the ability to conduct legal research, especially using international legal materials.
Students will be expected to demonstrate these learning outcomes through two essays, the first due in the mid-semester reading week, and the second at the end of Week 12.
Introduction to Public International Law
- International Law in Ireland
Sources of International Law
- Treaties, Custom, Judicial Practice and other sources
Subjects of International Law
- States, United Nations and International Organisations
Sovereignty and Territory
- Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space
Jurisdiction and Immunities
- Sovereign Immunity in Ireland
- Individual Responsibility
International Courts and Tribunals
- International Criminal Law
Use of Force by States
- Sanctions, Countermeasures, Collective Security
- The Law of Armed Conflict
- Humanitarian Intervention
The Future of International Law?
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback will be offered through Office Consultation hours prior to the submission of the coursework essay and individualised feedback will be offered once this element has been assessed. Generalised feedback will be offered to all students on student performance in the examination.