Goals of the Course(JPN)
Goals of the Course
|This is an introductory course on international law. International law functions as a legal framework, within which international actors including States engage in various transactions with other actors. This course is aimed to impart a basic knowledge of what international law is, and how it works. Due to time constraints, it does not cover the entire field of international law. However, it will discuss some fundamental principles of international law such as State sovereignty, jurisdiction and peaceful settlement of international disputes. Students will be able to obtain basic skills to find, interpret and apply some rules of international law. Knowledge on international law will be useful and beneficial for a practicing negotiator in the international arena.|
Objectives of the Course(JPN)
Objectives of the Course
|Students will acquire the basic knowledge of international law through which they can look at the fundamental structure of the international society and its changing landscape. Thus, the international background against which developing countries transact with developed nations will be well understood.|
Course Content / Plan
|Structure of the Course / Schedule授業の構成・計画|
1. What is international law?
2. State jurisdiction.
3. Criminal jurisdiction on the high seas and universal jurisdiction.
4. Jurisdiction to enforce.
6. Sources of international law.
7. Formation of customary international law.
8. Treaties as a source of international law
9. Effects of treaties.
10. Other sources of international law.
11. Peaceful settlement of international disputes.
12. Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.
13. Limitations of the Court jurisdiction.
14. Functions of the Court.
15. Review of this course.
Students are expected to read assigned parts of the textbook in order to prepare the lecture beforehand.
Course Prerequisites and Related Courses
|There is no precondition to be enrolled in this course.|
Course Evaluation Method and Criteria
|・Students will get credit with grade C or C- from this course if they acquire the capacity to explain some key concepts of international law and the basic knowledge of differences between domestic and international legal system. |
・Students will obtain grade B if they fully understand how international law rules come into birth, how they are implemented by States or international organizations, and how States behave within the legal framework of international law.
・Students will be afforded grade A or A+, if they become capable of applying relevant rules of international law to actual cases with full knowledge of academic controversies among scholars on some legal issues.
・David Harris & Sandesh Sivakumaran (ed.), Cases and Materials on International Law, 8th edition, Sweet & Maxwell (2015).
・James Crawford, Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law, 9th edition, Oxford UP (2018).
・Malcolm D. Evans (ed.), Blackstone’s International Law Documents, 14th edition, Oxford UP (2019).
Materials will be supplied.
|Malcolm D. Evans (ed.), International Law, 4th edition, Oxford UP (2014)|
Malcolm N. Shaw, International Law, 8th edition, Cambridge UP (2017)
Study Load(Self-directed Learning Outside Course Hours)
|Handouts for all the sessions of the course indicate which parts of the textbook you should read before attending the lecture.|
Notice for Students
Lecture format, etc.
Combination of face-to-face and remote (interactive communication class) classes. Remote classes are conducted via Teams, Zoom, etc.
*Guidance will be posted on NUCT if there are any changes in the class format, etc. after registration.
List of hybrid classes employing both face-to-face and remote teaching methods will be posted in the "News" of the homepage of the Graduate School of Law.
*If there are any changes in the teaching methods after the period of course registration, it will be announced on NUCT.
Additional measures for remote class (on-demand class)
Remote classes are conducted via NUCT. Questions to instructors should be asked using the NUCT "Message" function.
Student discussions will be conducted using the NUCT "Message" function. (If the instructor has added the "Forum" function, the "Forum" can also be used.)
Follow your instructor's directions if your instructor has any other directions.