I was lucky to have lecturers who reached out to me not only as academic mentors, but also as models of excellence and commitment.
- Michael Khorommbi (BA graduate, 2015)
An Introduction to Public International Law
Prof Garth Abraham
The module will provide an overview of the principal concerns of Public International Law. The following topics could receive attention: nature, history and sources of international law; the relationship between international and municipal law; international legal personality and state recognition; self-determination; title to territory; jurisdiction; diplomatic privileges and immunities; responsibility of states for unlawful acts; legal limits on the use of force; international humanitarian law; basic features of the international system for the protection of human rights; law and institutions of the United Nations; the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
(NB This course will only be offered if a minimum of five persons register.)