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CODE 33640
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/13
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
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

Lectures and exams will be held in presence and in English. 

All lecturer’s communication will be done via Aulaweb.  

The course consists of face-to-face in-person lectures for a total of 36 hours (equivalent to 6 credits CFU/ECTS), during which theoretical notions will be contextualised in the light of practical (historical and/or current) cases. Occasionally, guests may be invited for in-depth and/or professionalizing lectures

OPEN BADGE: On a voluntary basis, alongside theoretical lectures, interested persons (individually or in groups) will be able to present rulings assigned by the lecturer to deepen general topics and develop team working and public speaking skills, obtaining a specific open badge in 'transversal skills'

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course deepens the study of the rules and provisions concerning the functioning of international organisations in general and of the United Nations 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 English:

- J. Klabbers, An Introduction to International Organizations Law, 2015, Cambridge University Press editor (chapter 1-9) or the forthcoming edition 2023 

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

In Italian see also:

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

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

STEFANO DOMINELLI (President)

ILARIA QUEIROLO

LAURA CARPANETO (President Substitute)

FRANCESCA MAOLI (Substitute)

CLARA PASTORINO (Substitute)

FRANCESCO PESCE (Substitute)

PIETRO SANNA (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

See Aulaweb page of the course

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is oral, and held in English. Three questions are usually asked and the exam lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Students attending at least 75% of classes can alternatively be examined withdiscussion of the topics and written tests (multiple choise and open question).

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale