Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMiltiadis Sarigiannidis
Course ID100001269

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationExchangeSpring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, a student will be able to: - Acknowledge the significance of international law within the modern global political environment. - Critically filter the manipulated and distorted image of international law created by governments, the media et.c. - Critically approach the contemporary application of international law principles. - Identify the fundamental principles governing international law. - Understand that an international norm must be respected even if it departs from the so called national interest. - Understand the importance of the peaceful settlement of disputes through international law for the maintenance of international peace and security.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In an era of intense and manipulated normative preaching by governments, this course covers a variety of topics, ranging from principles and values of public international law to the contemporary international law agenda. The course is particularly concerned with the sources of international law, its subjects and the issue of state sovereignty, and it also devotes special attention to such controversial topics as the peaceful settlement of disputes, use of force between States, self-determination and the role of international organizations.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments241.0
Student Assessment
Assessment is based on essay writing (50%) and written examination (50%). A list of essay topics will be provided in class. Students are expected to write an essay of 2.000 words and submit it by the end of the semester. At the end of the semester students will sit written examination. Please take notice that neither oral exams nor resit exams in case of failure are offered.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Jan Klabbers, International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) pp. 3-123, 140-202, 287-314.
Additional bibliography for study
Antonio Cassese, International Law (2nd edn., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). Peter Malanczuk, Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law (7th rev. edn., London & New York: Routledge, 1997). Malcolm Shaw, International Law (7th edn., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
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