Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2018/2019 | Previous academic years:  2017/2018  |  2016/2017  |  2015/2016  |  2014/2015 
Bachelor's degree in Economics
Course code: 171823 Subject title: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 4 Period: 2º S
Department: Derecho
Lecturers
PLAZA VENTURA, PATRICIA (Resp) CHICHARRO LAZARO, ALICIA
ALDAVE ORZAIZ, ANA ISABEL

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Module/Subject matter

Basic / Politics.

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Descriptors

International Community. Relations between States. International Organizations. This subject is part of the general academic training for a jurist and the necessary ground for professional activities, such as international and national civil servants, diplomats, legal professionals, international organisms and corporations employees, etc.

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General proficiencies

Ability to analyze and summarize (C.G.1)

Reasoning and critical thought ability (C.G.22)

Organization and planning skills (C.G.2)

Teamwork skills (C.G.9)

Solving problems skills (C.G.7)

Ability to manage information (C.G.6)

Autonomous learning (C.G.16)

Ability to gather and interpret relevant data in order to make assessments (C.B.3)

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Specific proficiencies

Ability to manage legal resources (C.E.a.2)

Use of information and communication technologies for searching legal resources (C.E.a.6)

Ability to deduce legal relevance from social problems and facts (C.E.a.10)

Reasoning and critical thought ability in legal terms (C.E.a.9)

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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes Content              Activity Assessment tool
To manage of the legal, judicial and writing sources, not only at the municipal level but also at the international one (R170) Regulation of spaces of domestic and international competence Lectures and practical activity using treaties, resolutions, etc. Practical assessment
To know the international society structure and functioning (R101) Subjects of International Law Preparation of papers Presentation of papers
To know the international treaties and general principles of International Law (R125) Sources of International Law Lectures and practical activity using treaties, resolutions, etc. Exam and practical assessment
To know the contents, limits and protection mechanisms of human rights (R120) International legislation Lectures and resolution of practicals Exam and practical assessment
To know the structure and functioning of diplomatic and consular relations (R103) Subjects of International Law Lectures and resolution of practicals Exam and practical assessment

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Methodology

Methodology - Activity On-site classes Students' autonomous work
A-1 Lectures 45  
A-2 Practical activity 15  
A-3 Discussion and debates, seminars, group tutorials    
A-4 Preparation of papers and presentations   15
A-5 Reading legal materials   15
A-6 Autonomous study   60
A-7 Exams, evaluation tests    
A-8 Individual tutorials    
Total 60 90

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Proficiency Learning activity
Ability to manage legal resources (C.E.a.2) Lectures and practical activity, managing international treaties, resolutions, etc.
Use of information and communication technologies for searching legal resources (C.E.a.6) Preparation of a paper using the Internet and some data bases as information resources
Ability to deduce legal relevance from social problems and facts (C.E.a.10) Lectures and resolution of very latest practical cases
Reasoning and critical thought ability in legal terms (C.E.a.9) Lectures and resolution of practical cases

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Languages

English.

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Evaluation

Learning outcomes Assessment tools Grade (%) Recoverable
R170, R101, R125 Practical assessments 30 % No
R101, R170, R120, R103 Weekly practicals 10 % No
R125, R120, R103, R101 Final exam 60 % Yes

Minimum mark required for passing the final exam: 2.5 points of 6 total points.

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Contents

International Legislation. Sources of International Law. Subjects of International Law. Regulation of spaces of domestic and international competence.

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Agenda

LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION

  1. Definition
  2. Nature and Characteristics of International Law
  3. The Development of International Law

LESSON 2: LAW OF TREATIES

  1. Sources of International Law
  2. Definition of a Treaty
  3. Treaty-Making Competence
  4. Observance and Application of Treaties
  5. Treaty Interpretation
  6. Third States
  7. Amendments and Modifications
  8. Validity of Treaties
  9. Termination of a Treaty
  10. Consequences of Invalidity, Termination or Suspension
  11. Treaties in Spain

LESSON 3: OTHER SOURCES

  1. Customary Law
  2. General Principles of Law
  3. Judicial Decisions, Writers and Equity
  4. Other Possible Sources

LESSON 4: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND MUNICIPAL LAW

  1. Relations between International Law and Municipal Law
  2. State Responsibility

LESSON 5: INTERNATIONAL PERSONALITY

  1. Diversity in International Personality
  2. Other ¿Entities¿

LESSON 6: STATES: TERRITORY

  1. Defined Territory of a State.
  2. Occupation
  3. Prescription
  4. Conquest
  5. Cession
  6. Accretion and Avulsion

LESSON 7: STATES: POPULATION

  1. Nationals
  2. Aliens
  3. Refugees
  4. Stateless

LESSON 8: STATES: SOVEREIGNTY

  1. The Concept of Sovereignty
  2. Immunity from Jurisdiction
  3. Recognition of States and Governments
  4. State Succession

LESSON 9: DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR RELATIONS

  1. Diplomatic Relations
  2. Consular Relations
  3. Special Missions

LESSON 10: INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

  1. International Organizations in general
  2. United Nations

LESSON 11: PEOPLES

  1. Principle of Nationalities
  2. Self-Determination

LESSON 12: INDIVIDUALS

  1. Legal Personality of Individuals
  2. United Nations Protection of Human Rights
  3. European Protection of Human Rights

LESSON 13: THE LAW OF THE SEA: SPACES OF STATE COMPETENCE

  1. The Law of the Sea Evolution
  2. Internal Waters
  3. Territorial Sea
  4. Contiguous Zone
  5. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
  6. Continental Shelf

LESSON 14: THE LAW OF THE SEA: SPACES OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE

  1. High Seas
  2. Deep Seabed

LESSON 15: AIR SPACE, OUTERSPACE AND POLAR REGIONS

  1. Airspace
  2. Outer Space
  3. Arctic
  4. Antarctica

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Bibliography

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Basic bibliography.

Wallace, Rebecca / Martín-Ortega, Olga (2016): International Law, London: Sweet&Maxwell.

Complementary bibliography.

Saw, Malcolm (2013): International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Location

Aulario.

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