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THE LAW OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

CODE 33640
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 11162 RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (LM-52) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/13
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course, held in English, requires previous knowledge of fundamental elements of public international law and wishes to deepen the principles, the organs, the functions and the acts of the most important international organisations, amongst which particular relevance will be given to the United Nations.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will acquire advanced knowledge and methodological competences concerning the structure and functioning of the major international governmental organizations; will understand complex legal situations, and will have the means for critical independent legal thinking and propose innovative solutions

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The first part of the classes will provide students with methodological instruments and theoretical foundations necessary to understand, contextualize - also with a policy-making and problems solving perspective, the functioning of international organizations.

    In the second part, the knowledge acquired will be applied in the analysis of the UN system.

    In considering the UN system specific attention will be devoted to the rules concerning the use of force.

     

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lectures, with PPTs.

    Students attending at least 75% of classes will be examined with i) discussion of the topics; ii) written test, and iii) students PPT presentations. Competences can also be verified during oral exams.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course, held in English, deepens the study of the rules and provisions concerning the functioning of international organisations in general and of the UN and WTO in particular. 

    The course - in English - aims to deepen the study of the rules that regulate the functioning of international organizations.

    In particular, in the first part of the course, the profiles that characterize all international organizations and that make up the cd will be considered in a “horizontal” perspective. law of international organizations. Particular attention will be devoted to:

    - the institutions/organs of the  international organizations,

    - the acquisition of  membership,

    - the decision-making powers and the adoption of regulatory acts.

    In the second part of the course, the UN system will be considered in detail.

    More precisely, the following topics will be analyzed:

    - mission of the UN

    - membership, 

    - institutional framework

    - powers and competences

    - the rules on  the use of force.

     

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

     

    In lingua inglese:

    - J. Klabbers, An Introduction to International Organizations Law, 2015, Cambridge University Press editore (capitoli 1-9);

    - B. Conforti – C. Focarelli, The law and practice of the United Nations, 2010, Brill editore.

    In lingua italiana:

    B. Conforti . C. Focarelli, Le Nazioni Unite, CEDAM, Padova, 2017

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    See official calendar

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is oral, and held in English. Students are usually asked three questions on topics of the programme.

    Students attending at least 75% of classes can alternatively be examined with i) discussion of the topics; ii) written test, and iii) students PPT presentations. 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Both written and oral examination will verify that students have acquired theoretical and practical knowledge on

    - rules on the functioning of international organizations

    - functioning of the UN system

    - competences of the UN for the mainteinance of international peace and security

     

    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