This module follows on from the introductory module in public international law and builds on the students' international law knowledge and understanding in key areas, including international human rights, the peaceful settlement of disputes and the use of force. These are key topics in international law that set the foundations for how states behave with regards to their own populations and territory, as well as towards each other.
The aims of the module are:
To encourage students to analyse, evaluate and critique the system of international law in the listed topics and developments in those areas of law
To analyse the structure and work of the international institutions within the United Nations system in the topic areas listed
To develop the critical reasoning, analytical writing and oral argumentation skills appropriate to this sui generis system of law