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Unit ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL LAW

Course
Law
Study-unit Code
A000057
Location
PERUGIA
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Alessandra Lanciotti
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Offered
2019/20
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 offers an overview of the functioning of international law in the historical and contemporary political context. It aims 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 armed conflict or humanitarian crisis.
The course is articulated in two sections. The first section offers a concise introduction of what is International law with a focus on the structure of the International Community, the rule-making process, and a critical analysis of some selected topics of substantive International law, with particular regard to the area of the international protection of Human Rights.
The second portion of the course deals with International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law; it focusses on the role played by International criminal courts and tribunals and in particular the ICC and its material jurisdiction ( war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide). It aims to introduce students to a range of different legal issues and to comment leading 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/or the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (www.ilsa.org/jessuphome).
Reference texts Tanzi A., International Law, A Concise Introduction, Giappichelli 2019
Further materials are being progressively updated and tailored for class sessions, based on contemporary treaty-law and International practice. They are published in the Unistudium platform
Educational objectives The course aims to develop a critical understanding of International law and current practice of Inter-State relations.
It is designed to give students the skills in finding and interpreting the rules of International law, with particular regard to the protection of fundamental human rights both in peacetime and in situations of armed conflict or humanitarian crisis, as well as a critical understanding of such rules. It also aims to achieve a specific knowledge on the content of International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law and the rules governing the prosecutorial activities of the International Criminal Court and Tribunals.
Prerequisites A sufficient knowledge of the English language. A basic knowledge of International law is useful but not essential, it can be supplemented by explanations and further 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 Unistudium. During 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 devoted to the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court and to some selected Documents and Resolutions by United Nations bodies.
Other information Students attending classes can write papers and essays and make a presentation in class on a specific topic, such activities 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 some of the topics included in the programme; for those students who have attended classes questions are about issues examined during classes. To pass the exam, the student has to answer the questions in such a way as to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the subject-matter. The oral exam aims to ascertain the level of knowledge and the understanding capability acquired by the student.
Attending students may also write a paper (i.e. an essay on a specific topic of 10 pages) that will be discussed during the oral exam.
Extended program Part I: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION
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. The ‘Jus ad bellum’ and the ‘jus in bello’ rules. The normative framework of International human rights law. Relationship between International criminal law, International humanitarian law and the International protection of human rights.

Part II: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE
- 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 under the jurisdiction of 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 its case-law.
- The (ir)relevance of State and personal immunities in human rights and International criminal justice.
Other topics will be decided during the course, taking into account the particular interests of attending students and of current international practice.

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 offers an overview of the functioning of international law in the historical and contemporary political context. It aims 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 armed conflict or humanitarian crisis.
The course is articulated in two sections. The first section offers a concise introduction of what is International law with a focus on the structure of the International Community, the rule-making process, and a critical analysis of some selected topics of substantive International law, with particular regard to the area of the international protection of Human Rights.
The second portion of the course deals with International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law; it focusses on the role played by International criminal courts and tribunals and in particular the ICC and its material jurisdiction ( war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide). It aims to introduce students to a range of different legal issues and to comment leading 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/or the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (www.ilsa.org/jessuphome).
Reference texts Tanzi A., International Law, A Concise Introduction, Giappichelli 2019
Further materials are being progressively updated and tailored for class sessions, based on contemporary treaty-law and International practice. They are published in the Unistudium platform
Educational objectives The course aims to develop a critical understanding of International law and current practice of Inter-State relations.
It is designed to give students the skills in finding and interpreting the rules of International law, with particular regard to the protection of fundamental human rights both in peacetime and in situations of armed conflict or humanitarian crisis, as well as a critical understanding of such rules. It also aims to achieve a specific knowledge on the content of International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law and the rules governing the prosecutorial activities of the International Criminal Court and Tribunals.
Prerequisites A sufficient knowledge of the English language. A basic knowledge of International law is useful but not essential, it can be supplemented by explanations and further 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 Unistudium. During 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 devoted to the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court and to some selected Documents and Resolutions by United Nations bodies.
Other information Students attending classes can write papers and essays and make a presentation in class on a specific topic, such activities 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 some of the topics included in the programme; for those students who have attended classes questions are about issues examined during classes. To pass the exam, the student has to answer the questions in such a way as to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the subject-matter. The oral exam aims to ascertain the level of knowledge and the understanding capability acquired by the student.
Attending students may also write a paper (i.e. an essay on a specific topic of 10 pages) that will be discussed during the oral exam.
Extended program Part I: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION
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. The ‘Jus ad bellum’ and the ‘jus in bello’ rules. The normative framework of International human rights law. Relationship between International criminal law, International humanitarian law and the International protection of human rights.

Part II: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE
- 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 under the jurisdiction of 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 its case-law.
- The (ir)relevance of State and personal immunities in human rights and International criminal justice.
Other topics will be decided during the course, taking into account the particular interests of attending students and of current international practice.
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