Course: Introduction into International Law

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Course title Introduction into International Law
Course code KMP/AIIL
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Mach Tomáš, JUDr. Ph.D., LL.M.
Course content
1. Introduction. 2. Definition, subject and system of the Public International Law. 3. Sources of the Public International Law. 4. Subjects of the Public International Law. 5. Legal regulation of the relationship between the Czech national law and International law in the Czech legal system. 6. Comparison of the legal regulation of the relationship between the National and International Law in the legal systems of selected states (Great Britain, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Austria). 7. International treaties and international customs. 8. Basic principles of the International law and UN Charter. 9. Right for self-determination of peoples. 10. Protection of the Human Rights since 1996. 11. Statute of the International Court of Justice. 12. Council of Europe and protection of minorities. 13. International Law Commission. 14. Peaceful settlement of disputes between the European states. 15. Summary.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 17 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
The course is suitable for students of 2nd and 3rd year
professional skills
Student se umí vyjadřovat ve verbálních projevech základním zásadám soudobého mezinárodního práva, právní regulaci vztahů mezi jednotlivými subjekty mezinárodního práva, mezinárodněprávnímu systému ochrany lidských práv.
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
The student will be able to understand: 1. Legal English terminology in the field of the International Law, 2. Relationship between the National and International Law, 3. Basic principles of the contemporary International Law, 4. Legal regulation of relationship between the individual subjects of the International Law, 5. International legal system of the Protection of Human Rights, 6. Importance of discipline of the Public International Law. Upon completion of the course the students will be able to: 1. Explain basic terms of the International Law in English language, 2. Distinguish sources of the International Law, 3. Define boundaries of validity of the International Law, relationship between the International and National Law, subject, concept of sovereignty, moment of formation and dissolution of states and state liability under the Public International Law, 4. Understand the International Law in the context of Protection of Human Rights under the International Law, 5. Use Legal English terminology in the field of the International Law.
Student bude znát zpracovávanou problematikui i z pohledu anglické mezinárodně právní terminologie
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Brownlie, Ian. Principles of public international law. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1990. ISBN 0-19-825639-6.
  • Buergenthal, Thomas. Public international law in a nutshell. 2nd ed.1989. St. Paul : West Group, 1998. ISBN 0-314-66371-1.
  • Dixon Martin. Textbook on International Law. Oxford Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 9780199208180.
  • Shaw, Malcolm N. International law. 3rd ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1991. ISBN 0-521-46316-5.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (17) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Winter
Faculty of Law Law (14) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Winter
Faculty of Law Law (13) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Winter
Faculty of Law Law (15) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Winter
Faculty of Law Law (16) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Winter