Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID100001519

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

Registered students: 856
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be able to: - realize the significance and usefulness of international law in an era characterized by ruptures and transitions. - comprehend the function and applications of international law, and avoid distorting and unscientific approaches promoted by control and power mechanisms. - approach critically the successes and failures of international law. - elaborate on international politics through legal discourse, and the grounding of legal reasoning. - form a rudimental international legal consciousness, both as Greek citizens, and as subjects of rights and duties in the international legal order.
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)
Public International Law includes the basic thematic units which are deemed necessary for the understanding of the international legal order. The nature of international law and the institutional and normative formation of the international community are conceptualized through the historical discourse and the evolution of international law. Emphasis is put on the subjects and classical sources of international law, on the contemporary law-making mechanisms, and on the agents of rights and duties in the international legal order. Additionally, thorough examination is provided regarding the relation between the international and the domestic legal orders, as well as the concept of sovereignty under the spectrum of international law. Further examination is provided for the exercise of competencies and jurisdictions in international law, and particularly their respective spatial exercise (ratione loci) according to the international law. Finally, the legal order and the primary organs of the United Nations receive a thorough analysis.
subjects, sources, sovereignty, UN legal order
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
Students are welcome to use Moodle and digital databases such as Westlaw and JStor, and retrieve information from the website of the United Nations and the International Court of Justice. Moreover, they may contact the teaching staff via email.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Students are assessed at the end of the semester through written examination, which comprises of the solution of an exercise and the answer to a theoretical question. The practical exercise counts from 60% to 80%, and the theoretical questions between 40% and 20% respectively, in the formation of the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
"[ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 41959972] Χατζηκωνσταντίνου Κ., Χ. Αποστολίδης, Μ. Σαρηγιαννίδης, Θεμελιώδεις Έννοιες στο Διεθνές Δημόσιο Δίκαιο (2η έκδοση, Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα, 2014). [ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 41958835] Αντωνόπουλος Κ. & Κ. Μαγκλιβέρας (επιμ.), Το Δίκαιο της Διεθνούς Κοινωνίας (2η έκδοση, Αθήνα: Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη, 2014). [Εύδοξο: 50658988] ΡΟΥΚΟΥΝΑΣ ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ, ΔΗΜΟΣΙΟ ΔΙΕΘΝΕΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟ 2η/2015, ΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ ΑΕΒΕ"
Additional bibliography for study
Ιωάννου Κ., Χρ. Ροζάκης, Αρ. Φατούρος, Κ. Οικονομίδης, Δημόσιο Διεθνές Δίκαιο: Θεωρία των Πηγών (Αθήνα-Κομοτηνή: Εκδόσεις Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, 1988). Ιωάννου Κ., Χρ. Ροζάκης, Αρ. Φατούρος, Κ. Οικονομίδης, Δημόσιο Διεθνές Δίκαιο: Οι Φορείς Δικαιωμάτων και Υποχρεώσεων στη Διεθνή Έννομη Τάξη (Αθήνα-Κομοτηνή: Εκδόσεις Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, 1990). Ιωάννου Κ., Χρ. Ροζάκης, Αρ. Φατούρος, Κ. Οικονομίδης, Δημόσιο Διεθνές Δίκαιο: Σχέσεις Διεθνούς και Εσωτερικού Δικαίου (Αθήνα-Κομοτηνή: Εκδόσεις Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, 1990). Ιωάννου Κ., Χρ. Ροζάκης, Αρ. Φατούρος, Κ. Οικονομίδης, Δημόσιο Διεθνές Δίκαιο: Αρμοδιότητες στο Διεθνές Δίκαιο (Αθήνα-Κομοτηνή: Εκδόσεις Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, 1991). Σαρηγιαννίδης Μ., Διεθνές Δημόσιο Δίκαιο: Βασικά Νομοθετήματα (Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα, 2013). Crawford J., Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law (8th edn, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). Crawford J., M. Koskenniemi (eds), The Cambridge Companion to International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012). Daillier P., M. Forteau, A. Pellet, Droit International Public (Paris: LGDJ, 2009). Decaux E., O. de Frouville, Droit International Public (8e édn, Paris: Dalloz, 2012). Evans M. (ed.), International Law (4th edn, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). Higgins R., Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994). Shaw M., International Law (7th edn, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
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