1) Malcolm Shaw, International Law (handbook), Cambridge University Press, 2017
2) Complementary/updated elements edited by Prof. Bultrini
Theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of the legal and political dynamics that guide the functioning of the international society. Capability of applying the key concepts that were dealt with during the course.
Very good knowledge of the English Language (B.2 level recommended)
Frontal but interactive lectures, complemented by the use of maps and of relevant websites (institutional as well as non-governmental).
Type of Assessment
Written examination consisting of open questions, practical problems/applications and multiple-choice questions. The examination, which concerns the entire programme of the course, is aimed at verifying the students' capability of both explaning the fundamental concepts of international law and of dealing with topical practical legal issues. The evaluation criteria relate to the quality of the exposition, the competence to use the relevant technical terminology and the analytical and critical skills with regard to the practical problems. A detailed explanatory note on the examination method is available on the e-platform "Moodle".
a) introduction to international law and the main actors of the international relations;
b) the sources of international law (first of all customary norms and treaties);
c) the incorporation of international law into domestic law;
d) territory and State succession;
e) the international law of the sea;
f) aliens under general international law;
h) international organisations;
i) international responsibility;
l) settlement of disputes;
m) the prohibition of the use of force and the collective security system.