International Law - Seminar

Course titleInternational Law - Seminar
Chair of International Law and Theoretical Legal Sciences, Jurisprudence and Methodology
Number of ECTS credits2 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

find relevant sources and rules of international law, as well as relevant judicial and arbitration practice and literature for a specific case from international practice;, critically analyze a theoretical or practical problem from the field of (international) law;, apply the principles and rules of international law to a concrete case from international practice;, write a paper on a chosen topic from (international) law, while respecting the basic academic rules of writing;, present a selected topic from (international) law in front of a group of listeners;, discuss a topic from (international) law in an argumentative manner.,

☐ 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
Other: Pisanje i izlaganje seminarskog rada
Students are required to be present at the class, which consists of two basic parts. In the first part of the class, students are required to select and research a certain topic with the help of the teacher, using available literature and other sources, and, while respecting the basic rules of academic writing, create a seminar paper. As a rule, students perform the mentioned activities in pairs. In the second part of the class, students are required to present their seminar work orally in front of their colleagues and participate in discussions based on the presentation of other seminar works.
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, B.. 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.. 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