PACS 214: International Law and Dispute Settlement

This course looks into the aspects of international law and conflict resolution. It serves three purposes: students learn how international law can settle interstate dispute; why the study of international law is important in Peace and Conflict Studies and what are the gaps between theory and practice. They learn basic ideas of international law, sources of international law and norms and principles of international law. It explores the functions of international organizations mandated to resolve inter-state dispute through application of international law.
The course covers the study of the introduction to international law: definition and concept of international law, typology of international law; historical development of international law: international law in ancient period and middle ages, international law in the 19th and 20th c century, international law in the current world system…

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