Unit ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL LAW

Course
Law
Study-unit Code
A000057
Location
PERUGIA
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Alessandra Lanciotti
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2017
Offered
2018/19
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa integrata

ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL LAW I MOD.

Code A000058
Location PERUGIA
CFU 3
Teacher Alessandra Lanciotti
Teachers
  • Alessandra Lanciotti - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 42 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Alessandra Lanciotti
Learning activities Affini o integrative d.m.270/04
Area Attività formative in ambiti disciplinari affini o integrativi a quelli di base e caratterizzanti, anche con riguardo alle culture di contesto e alla formazione interdisciplinare
Sector IUS/13
Type of study-unit Opzionale (Optional)
Language of instruction English
Contents The course of Advanced International Law is designed to assist students to develop a critical understanding of International law and current practice of Inter-State relations, with particular regard to the protection of fundamental human rights, both in peacetime and in situations of conflict or humanitarian crisis.
The course of Advanced Interantiona law is articulated in two sections. The first section offers a concise introduction on what is International law, focussing on the structure of the International Community, the rule-making process, and a critical analysis of several selected topics of substantive International law, with particular regard to the area of International Human Rights Law.
The second portion of the course deals with International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law issues, focussing on the role played by International penal courts and tribunals. It aims to introduce students to a range of different legal issues and case-law, providing ample room for discussion, practical exercises and interaction with invited lecturers.
It further aims at training students in view of their participation to the Model United Nations Project (MNUN, www.nmun.org/ncca.html) and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (www.ilsa.org/jessuphome).
Reference texts 1) Tanzi A., International Law, A Concise Introduction, Bonomo editore, Bologna, 2017;

2) Schabas W., International Criminal Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2016, limited to Chapters 1,7,10,12.

Further materials are being progressively updated and tailored for class sessions, based on contemporary treaty-law and International practice.
Educational objectives The course is designed to give students the skills in finding and interpreting the rules of International law applicable to human rights protection and to situations of serious violations of International humanitarian law and the critical understanding of such rules. It also aims to give the students a specific knowledge on the International legal protection of the victims of armed conflicts and humanitarian crisis, as well as a specific knowledge of the content of International Criminal Law rules and of the rules governing the prosecutorial activities of the International Courts and Tribunals.
Prerequisites A good knowledge of the English language. A basic knowledge of International law is useful but not essential, it can be supplemented by explanations and readings suggested by the professor.
Teaching methods The course consists of a series of face to face lectures and seminars with the use of a presentation in power point; reading materials related to the topic discussed in class, such as case-law, UN Resolutions and treaties are provided by the professor. Those materials are also published on the web page “materiale didattico”. Within the second part of the course, seminars on specific topics, discussion in class and exercises are organized, therefore attendance is recommended. Particular attention will be given to the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court and to some selected United Nations Resolutions.
Other information Students attending classes can write papers and essays and make presentations in class on specific topics that will be taken into account for the purpose of the final evaluation
Learning verification modality The final exam consists in an oral test, i.e. an interview (lasting approximately 15-20 minutes) during which the professor poses questions to the student in spoken form in English about the topics included in the programme; for those students who have attended classes questions are about issues examined during classes. The student has to answer the questions in such a way as to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the subject-matter to pass the exam. The oral exam aims to ascertain the knowledge level and the understanding capability about the course content acquired by the student.
Attending students may also write a paper (i.e. an essay on a specific topic) that will be discussed during the oral exam.
Extended program The programme is divided in two parts.
Part I: Introduction to International Law
Sources of international law; subjects and actors of the international community; the making of international law rules; violation of international law and its consequences; State responsibility; dispute settlement mechanisms. The United Nations system and the prohibition of the use of force in international relations. The role of the Security Council. Jus ad bellum and the jus in bello rules.

Part II: Human rights protection and International Criminal Justice
- The normative framework of International human rights law
- Relationship between International criminal law, International humanitarian law and the International protection of human rights
- Individual criminal liability under International law
- The history of International criminal prosecutions: from the Nuremberg Trial to the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
- Crimes that are dealt by International courts and tribunals: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes. Other crimes: aggression, torture, terrorism.
- The prosecution of International crimes by the International Criminal Court and case-law.
- The place of immunity in human rights and International criminal justice.
- International protection of cultural heritage.
Other topics will be decided during the course, taking into account the particular interests of attending students.

ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL LAW II MOD.

Code A000059
Location PERUGIA
CFU 3
Teacher Alessandra Lanciotti
Teachers
  • Alessandra Lanciotti - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 42 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Alessandra Lanciotti
Learning activities Affini o integrative d.m.270/04
Area Attività formative in ambiti disciplinari affini o integrativi a quelli di base e caratterizzanti, anche con riguardo alle culture di contesto e alla formazione interdisciplinare
Sector IUS/13
Type of study-unit Opzionale (Optional)
Language of instruction English
Contents The course of Advanced International Law is designed to assist students to develop a critical understanding of International law and current practice of Inter-State relations, with particular regard to the protection of fundamental human rights, both in peacetime and in situations of conflict or humanitarian crisis.
The course of Advanced Interantiona law is articulated in two sections. The first section offers a concise introduction on what is International law, focussing on the structure of the International Community, the rule-making process, and a critical analysis of several selected topics of substantive International law, with particular regard to the area of International Human Rights Law.
The second portion of the course deals with International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law issues, focussing on the role played by International penal courts and tribunals. It aims to introduce students to a range of different legal issues and case-law, providing ample room for discussion, practical exercises and interaction with invited lecturers.
It further aims at training students in view of their participation to the Model United Nations Project (MNUN, www.nmun.org/ncca.html) and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (www.ilsa.org/jessuphome).
Reference texts 1) Tanzi A., International Law, A Concise Introduction, Bonomo editore, Bologna, 2017;

2) Schabas W., International Criminal Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2016, limited to Chapters 1,7,10,12.

Further materials are being progressively updated and tailored for class sessions, based on contemporary treaty-law and International practice.
Educational objectives The course is designed to give students the skills in finding and interpreting the rules of International law applicable to human rights protection and to situations of serious violations of International humanitarian law and the critical understanding of such rules. It also aims to give the students a specific knowledge on the International legal protection of the victims of armed conflicts and humanitarian crisis, as well as a specific knowledge of the content of International Criminal Law rules and of the rules governing the prosecutorial activities of the International Courts and Tribunals.
Prerequisites A good knowledge of the English language. A basic knowledge of International law is useful but not essential, it can be supplemented by explanations and readings suggested by the professor.
Teaching methods The course consists of a series of face to face lectures and seminars with the use of a presentation in power point; reading materials related to the topic discussed in class, such as case-law, UN Resolutions and treaties are provided by the professor. Those materials are also published on the web page “materiale didattico”. Within the second part of the course, seminars on specific topics, discussion in class and exercises are organized, therefore attendance is recommended. Particular attention will be given to the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court and to some selected United Nations Resolutions.
Other information Students attending classes can write papers and essays and make presentations in class on specific topics that will be taken into account for the purpose of the final evaluation
Learning verification modality The final exam consists in an oral test, i.e. an interview (lasting approximately 15-20 minutes) during which the professor poses questions to the student in spoken form in English about the topics included in the programme; for those students who have attended classes questions are about issues examined during classes. The student has to answer the questions in such a way as to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the subject-matter to pass the exam. The oral exam aims to ascertain the knowledge level and the understanding capability about the course content acquired by the student.
Attending students may also write a paper (i.e. an essay on a specific topic) that will be discussed during the oral exam.
Extended program The programme is divided in two parts.
Part I: Introduction to International Law
Sources of international law; subjects and actors of the international community; the making of international law rules; violation of international law and its consequences; State responsibility; dispute settlement mechanisms. The United Nations system and the prohibition of the use of force in international relations. The role of the Security Council. Jus ad bellum and the jus in bello rules.

Part II: Human rights protection and International Criminal Justice
- The normative framework of International human rights law
- Relationship between International criminal law, International humanitarian law and the International protection of human rights
- Individual criminal liability under International law
- The history of International criminal prosecutions: from the Nuremberg Trial to the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
- Crimes that are dealt by International courts and tribunals: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes. Other crimes: aggression, torture, terrorism.
- The prosecution of International crimes by the International Criminal Court and case-law.
- The place of immunity in human rights and International criminal justice.
- International protection of cultural heritage.
Other topics will be decided during the course, taking into account the particular interests of attending students.