International Law

Course titleInternational Law
Chair of International Law and Theoretical Legal Sciences, Jurisprudence and Methodology
Number of ECTS credits8 Mira Lulić
Office AddressRadićeva 13 65
Telephone+385 31 224 500 Davor Muhvić
Office AddressRadićeva 13 5 (S. Radića 17)
Telephone+385 31 224 565
Course content

1. INTRODUCTION The concept of international law. Divisions of international law. Legal nature of international law. Sources of international law. Codification of international law. History and development of science of international law. 2. SUBJECTS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW States. Individual in international law. International organisms. Insurgents and liberation movements. Dependency relationships. Permanent neutrality. The Holy See and the Vatican City State. 3. OBJECTS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW State territory. Borders. Rivers. Sea. International canals. Airspace. Space. Acquisition of areas. Succession of states. Interstate servitudes. 4. INDIVIDUAL IN INTERNATIONAL LAW Nationals and foreigners. International protection of human rights. International protection of minorities and indigenous people. Criminal liability of an individual. 5. ORGANS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Organs of external representation. Diplomatic representatives. Diplomatic privileges. Consuls. International officials. 6. LEGAL FACTS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW Unilateral legal affairs. Concept and types of treaties. The origin of treaties. Treaties and third parties. Operation of a treaty. Termination of a treaty. Establishing a treaty. 7. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS United Nations (Predecessors. Establishment. Law of the United Nations. Members. Special position of permanent members of the Security Council. Position of non-member states. United Nations bodies.). Specialized institutions and other international organizations in the United Nations system. Regional organizations. 8. PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES AND ENSURING PEACE Negotiations. Inquiry. Mediation. Conciliation. Arbitration. International Court of Justicr. Ensuring peace according to Charter of the United Nations. Taking the dispute to the United Nations. Collective measures. Peaceful operations. Arms reduction and disarmament. Internationally wrongful acts. Self-help. 9. THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICTS Sources of rights of armed parties. The concept of armed conflict. The beginning and end of the armed conflict. Battlefield. Persons participating in an armed conflict. Restrictions on the conduct of hostilities. Protection of the wounded, patients and prisoners. Protection of the civilian population. War occupation. Neutrality.

Course learning outcomes

to define basic concepts, principles of international law;, to define institutes of international law;, distinguish the legal nature and means of functioning of international law in relation to internal law;, establish relevant rules of international law in concrete situations;, apply the relevant rules of international law in concrete situations.,

☑ Lectures
☐ Seminars and workshops
☐ Exercises
☑ Independent tasks
☑ Multimedia and internet
☑ Distance education
☑ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☑ Mentoring work
☑ Knowledge test
☑ Oral exam
☑ Written exam
☑ Colloquium
Students are obliged to be present and active in class to a certain extent while performing additional activities such as writing essays and participating in projects. At the end of the semester, students must pass the final exam, which consists of a written and an oral part. Students who participate in the continuous monitoring of knowledge through colloquia during the semester are exempt from the written part of the exam.
Required reading
Andrassy, J., Bakotić, B., Seršić, M., Vukas, B.. Međunarodno pravo 1. 2010. Školska knjiga, Zagreb
Andrassy, J., Bakotić, B., Lapaš, D., Seršić, M., Vukas. Međunarodno pravo 2. 2012. Školska knjiga, Zagreb
Andrassy, J., Bakotić, B., Seršić, M., Vukas, B.. Međunarodno pravo 3. 2006. Školska knjiga, Zagreb
Optional reading
Degan, V. Đ.. Međunarodno pravo. 2011. Školska knjiga, Zagreb
Ibler, V.. Rječnik međunarodnog javnog prava. 1987. Informator, Zagreb
Lapaš, D., Šošić, T. M. (ur.). Međunarodno javno pravo: izbor dokumenata. 2005. Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Lulić, M., Muhvić, D. (ur.). Ljudska prava – izbor međunarodnih dokumenata. 2012. Pravni fakultet Osijek
. Povelja Ujedinjenih naroda. 1945. Narodne novine – Međunarodni ugovori, br. 15/1993.; ispravak u br. 7/1994.
Bakotić, B. (ur.). Ženevske konvencije za zaštitu žrtava rata s Dopunskim protokolima. 1997. Narodne novine, Zagreb
Rudolf, D.. Međunarodno pravo mora. 1985. JAZU, Zagreb
Ibler, V.. Međunarodno pravo mora i Hrvatska. 2001. Barbat, Zagreb
Lulić, M.. Dekolonizacija i nastanak država. 2006. Osijek