An Introduction to International Law - General Principles


Teaching Staff: Amarantos Sotiris
Course Code: YK-7000
Gram-Web Code: ΔΙ0101-1
Course Category: General Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: 7th
ECTS: 4
Total Hours: 2
Erasmus: Not Available

Short Description:

Through the analysis of the basic disciplines of law, a first acquaintance with legal thinking and methodology is made. Students are taught the basic Latin and legal terminology as well as the terminology of international treaties in Greek and English language. The students are acquainted with basic concepts of international law (international conventions, sources of international law, state, territory, territorial integrity and its restrictions). Special attention is given to criminal liability, protection of human rights, in crimes included in the Statute of the International Criminal Court (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression) and to issues of protection of minorities.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

 

  • learn to use legal methodology and thinking in practice through the analysis of main institutions of the international law (general principles of international law, subjects of international law, sources, international custom, international treaties, state).
  • deepen their focus into important and current international issues (Middle Eastern, Cypriot ) through debates on a case-by-case basis.
  • acquaint with basic concepts of international law (international custom, international conventions, subjects of international law).
  • familiarize themselves with the basic terminology of international law (in Greek and English).

 

Syllabus:

Week 1:

International Law and International Community I

Week 2:

International Law and International Community II

Week 3:

International Law subjects I

Week 4:

International Law subjects II

Week 5:

How International Law is formed (Sources) I

Week 6:

How International Law is formed (Sources) II

Week 7:

International Treaties I

Week 8:

International Treaties II

Week 9:

Incorporating International Law into Internal Law System

Week 10:

Incorporating International Law into Internal Law System (specific cases)

Week 11:

International Law and International Treaties Terminology 

Week 12:

“Role playing games” I 

Week 13:

“Role playing games” II

Suggested Bibliography:

Ε. Ρούκουνας: Διεθνές Δίκαιο (τεύχη α’ και β’) ( Σάκκουλας)

- Μ. Τσίγκου – Σ. Λίβας: Η προστασία των γλωσσικών μειονοτήτων στην Ευρώπη. Υποσχέσεις και αντιφάσεις (Παπαζήσης)

- Κ. Χατζηκωνσταντίνου – Χ. Αποστολίδης – Μ. Σαρηγιαννίδης: Θεμελιώδεις  Έννοιες στο Διεθνές Δημόσιο Δίκαιο (Σάκκουλας)

Teaching Methods:

 

Activity

Semester workload

Lectures

26

 

 

 

 

Study and analysis of bibliography

40

Examination

2

Project

32

Course total

(25 hours of workload per credit unit)

100

New Technologies:

Use of ICT in teaching

Evaluation Methods:

Written and oral examination, project


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