The module is structured around a series of questions about the nature, sources, justification, and effects of international law. Should the different countries obey international law? Is international law really ‘law?’ It is just? Who should enforce it? It will use international law cases to explore advanced philosophical and empirical questions about the character of international law. The module aims to equip students with an understanding of different perspectives on the value and purposes of international law, the ability to explore the assumptions and implications of each perspective, and to assess the way in which they inform debates about actual legal institutions and rules.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Dr Carmen Pavel
Module assessment - more information
1.5-hour mid-term examination (45%), 2,000-word essay (45%), seminar presentation (10%)