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INTERNATIONAL LAW

CODE 57012
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 10 cfu during the 2nd year of 8768 SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DIPLOMATICHE (L-36) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/13
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is dedicated to the study of rules of public international law, and to the principles of private international law, so to offer basic international law competences to those students wishing to work in the filed of public/private international relations.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will acquire the methodological tools and general skills of public and private international law, will be able to understand and analyse current legal issues in international and transnational relations, and will be able to independently develop possible solutions to open questions.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    In particular, the course of International Law is aimed at giving students fundamental notions on public international law, with particular reference to: actors of international law, sources of law and their coordination at the international and domestic level. Subsequently, the course will deepen contemporary public international law matters so as to enable students to individually and critically address international liability; State sovereignty and immunity; the law of open spaces; prevention and resolution of international disputes; and use of force in international law.

    Moreover, classes aim at equipping students with fundamental notions of private international law, through the study of the rules concerning the law applicable to cross-border matters and the functioning of foreign laws in the Italian legal system.

    Individual study, as well as the frequency and attendance to the proposed training activities will enable the student to: remember, identify and comprehend the subjects and fundamental principles which regulate the structure and the functioning of the international community; identify and analyze the sources of international law, and comprehend and apply relevant rules; comprehend and analyze the mutual coordination of the sources of international law, and the adaptation of national law to international law; comprehend and critically evaluate the fundamental issues of contemporary public international law, with particular reference to international liability, State sovereignty, immunity, prevention and resolution of international disputes, use of force in international law and armed conflicts; identify and apply the rules concerning the above mentioned issues, also through the analysis of specific cases; identify, comprehend and apply the rules concerning the law applicable to cross-border matters and the functioning of foreign laws in the Italian legal system; read and critically examine, with an autonomous assessment, scientific publications on public and private international law, decisions of international courts, of national courts and of the Constitutional Court; express in an appropriate legal language.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Classes and exams take place in person.

    All information about the course and the teaching will be given thorugh the Aulaweb course, to which students are recommended to enrol from the beginning. 

    The Course foresees frontal lectures, for a total of 60 hours (10 CFU), having as object the fundamental theories of public and private international law, as well as the presentation and analysis of practical cases. Decisions and legislative texts of particular relevance and utility for the comprehension of the subjects covered will be published in Aulaweb.

    Scholars and experts may be invited as discussants to lessons. In this way, students will acquire further knowledge and awareness on the concrete dimension of the subject.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Part 1 and 2: Public international law: institutions; subjects of international law; sources of international law; coordination of sources of international law and transposition within the domestic legal system; immunities; use of force; international wrongdoings; law of open spaces (space and sea); State liability; settlement of international disputes.

    Part 3: Private international law: fundamental elements; conflict of laws; connection criteria and their coordination; renvoi; application of foreign law; limits to foreign laws; overriding mandatory provisions and public policy.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Decisions and legislative texts of particular relevance and utility for the comprehension of the subjects covered will be published in Aulaweb.

    Textbooks and recommended readings for students attending the lectures:

     

    Part 1 and 2: Aa.Vv., Istituzioni di diritto internazionale, 6ª ed., Giappichelli, Torino, 2021, capitoli da I a VII, ed il capitolo VIII, limitatamente alle pagine da 321 a 353 (for a total of 353 pages).

    Part 3: F. Mosconi, C. Campiglio, Diritto internazionale privato e processuale. Vol. I - Parte generale e obbligazioni,  UTET, Milano, 2020,  chapters I, III and IV (pp. 1-57; 201-319) (or corresponding topics in the latest edition).

     

    Textbooks and recommended readings for non-attending students:

    Part 1 and 2: Aa.Vv., Istituzioni di diritto internazionale, 6ª ed., Giappichelli, Torino, 2021, chapters from I to VIII, and chapters X and XI.

    Part 3: F. Mosconi, C. Campiglio, Diritto internazionale privato e processuale. Vol. I - Parte generale e obbligazioni,  UTET, Milano, 2020, only chapters I, III and IV (or corresponding topics in the latest edition).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    STEFANO DOMINELLI (President)

    FRANCESCA MAOLI

    ILARIA QUEIROLO (President Substitute)

    LAURA CARPANETO (Substitute)

    FRANCESCO PESCE (Substitute)

    PIETRO SANNA (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    See the official calendar.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is oral, held in presence, and held in Italian. Three to four questions are usually asked to evaluate the preparation of students, each on one of the internal modules of the course. Usually, oral examination last 15 minutes.

    Students attending at least 2/3 of in-person classes can (voluntarily) take interim written multiple-answer tests in lieu of the oral examination. Students can give only one of the written tests, taking the rest of the exam at the oral session. A sufficient mark in the written tests exonerates students.

    Students attending at least 50% of classes can bring the programm for attending students at the oral examination (regardless of whether they have taken the interim voluntary tests).

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral and the written exam aim at verify the effective knowledge and the acquisition by the student of theories explained in class, as well as the ability to comprehend and apply rules of international law concerning specific issues. Through questions of theoretical and practical nature, it will be verified whether the student is able to:

    - remember, identify, distinguish and comprehend the subjects and rules governing the structure and the functioning of the international community;

    - identify, comprehend and apply the fundamental rules concerning international relations;

    - identify, comprehend and apply the rules concerning the law applicable to cross-border matters and the functioning of foreign laws in the Italian legal system;

    - identify and define legal concepts, comprehending the legal language.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    13/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    23/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/09/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    In exceptional circumstances, classes may take place on MS Teams - in this case, the code will be published on aulaweb.

    In exceptional circumstances, office hours may take place online (t98lwwd).

    DSA students are remembered to enter into contact with the reference person of the Department (rof. Aristide Canepa) nd no diectly with single teachers.