International Public Law (wykład) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Wojciech Staszewski
Organising unit:Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Prawa
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
ECTS code:00000-0201-0200WYK0000
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
C1. familiarize students with the basic concepts of public international law
and standards of the law in force today
C2. explain the specificity of international law and the principles of international law-making
C3. skills: use of basic concepts in the field of public international law, knowledge and understanding of the role of international law in the modern world, understanding and appreciation of the role of states, international organizations and other bodies of international law and international treaties and other international instruments
C4. skills in speech and writing international legal terminology
basic knowledge of international relations
Learning outcomes
K_W03 is familiar with the terminology of international law, its characteristics, contemporary legal standards and certain standards of state law, especially the Polish law that directly \\\"interact\\\" with international law
K_W04 knows sources of international law, and the methods and principles of their creation
K_W07 knows the most important institutions of international law and relations connecting them, understand the role of international law
K_W08 has a basic knowledge about the relationship between the organizational structures of international law. He has in-depth knowledge of the operations of the UN and other forms of cooperation between Member
K_W10 knows the techniques and methods of obtaining sources of international law and jurisprudence, to discuss institutions of international law
K_W12 has knowledge of structure and procedure standards of ICJ and protection of human rights and an understanding of the process of their application

K_U02 can use the theoretical knowledge of international law, in particular knowledge of the role of states, international organizations and other bodies of international law, sources of international law to interpret social phenomena and changes taking place in the international community
K_U03 can use the concepts used in international law in order to understand the development of international law and changes therein
K_U10 can independently solve simple legal problems, put a clear thesis and to use their knowledge in order to formulate an accurate summary and critical analysis
K_U04 can obtain information on the various events
K_U06 is able to analyze the reasons for the development of international law and changes therein, relations between subjects of international law
K_U07 is able to properly handle both orally and in writing international legal terminology
K_U08 can use the specialized language of international law and communicate it in a clear, both with professionals and people outside the inner circle
Social competences
K_K01 is aware of the level of their knowledge and skills, understands the need for learning throughout life
K_K03 can adequately and objectively evaluate the priorities for implementing specific tasks
K_K04 is aware of a reliable and professional speaking on the subject of international law
K_K06 can complement and improve the acquired knowledge and skills
K_K07 responsibly preparing for their work
Teaching method
Lecture, discussion, presentations, case studies, short films, analisis
Course content description
Subjects of classes
Introduction to Public International Law, principles of international law
Sources of international law
Law of the treaties, definition, classification, conclusion, entry into force, the effects of the treaties, non aplication of treaties
Actors of international law: state and statehood,
International organizations (UN)
Rules of use of force in international law, states responsibility

Non-state actors and International Criminal Court

Disputes Settlements; Diplomatic and judicial methods,
International Court of Justice; International Justice.
Forms of assessment
20 % presentation about current problems in international community, 20 % analysis of one case study, 60 % written exam
Required reading list
1.P. Reuter, Introduction to the Law of the Treaties, London/New York 1995.
2.J. G. Merrills, International Dispute Settlement, Third Ed., Cambridge 2004.
3.K. C. Joshi, International Law & Human Rights, Lucknow 2006.

Additional literature:
1.D. R. Rothwell, The Arctic in International Law: Time for a New Regime?, available at:
2.Bingbin Lu, Reform of the International Court of Justice - A Jurisdictional Perspective, available at:
3.Bingbin Lu, Dispute Settlement on the Law of the Sea: An Overview, available at:
4.B. T. Summer, Territorial Disputes at the International Court of Justice, available at:

Usefull links:
Field of study: Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year IV - Semester 7
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Grade
Year/semester:Year V - Semester 9
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Grade