International Law: Systems and Organisations  Short Courses

This part-time International Law course provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic elements of international norms and concentrates on the worldwide system of relationships known as public international law. The concept of state identity, the processes by which international agreements may be secured, diplomatic relations, membership of the international community, treaty law and the law of the sea are covered.

Students will be able to apply the treaty law to current situations, learn about the rights of a state to independence, and discuss them in light of what has happened recently, for instance, in Sudan and in the Ukraine with Crimea. The students will also learn how the international community has gone about bringing major change to the protection of the environment when the law of the sea is covered.

Why Choose a City Short Course?

The International Law: Systems and Organisations short course is taught over 10 weeks and delivered in the evening by professional lawyers.

The evening course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their knowledge within international law and combines group discussion, classroom activities and support from your tutor.

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
Wednesday 4 October 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1985 Apply Now
Wednesday 17 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1985 Apply Now
Wednesday 2 May 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1985 Apply Now

Tutor Info

Nasreen Choudhury, a non-practising solicitor, came onto the Roll of Solicitors in 2004 and previously practised as a solicitor in the areas of welfare, immigration, family and criminal law. She has worked in private practice and for non-governmental agencies representing clients in high profile cases up to and including at the High Court.

English Requirements

Applicants of this International Law course must be proficient in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

  • To understand  the basic principles of the system of international law.
  • How to research and apply various sources of international law.
  • To understand the role played by the United Nations and other organisations.
  • To encourage a system of inter-state co-operation.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction and sources of international law
  • Statehood and EU law
  • Nationality and international organisations
  • Law of Treaties
  • Human rights
  • Law of the sea
  • State immunity
  • State responsibility
  • UN and international criminal law
  • Private international law

Teaching and Assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.

Recommended Reading

Anthony Aust, Handbook of International law, Cambridge, Second Edition,

David Harris, Cases and materials on International law, Sweet & Maxwell, Seventh Edition,

Christine Gray, International Law and the Use of Force, Oxford

Malcom D. Evans, International law Documents, Blackstones

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