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
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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.)