DI120 | Spring | 6 ECTS

Fundamental Principles of International Law

Starting with the notion of fundamental principles and their place in the international legal system, this seminar will cover the content, scope and practice of the fundamental principles: prohibition of the use of force, self-determination, non-]intervention, territorial integrity, good faith, peaceful settlement of disputes, and their interaction. Uses and abuses of those principles (ie self-defence, secession) and current controversial concrete cases will be discussed. Participants will be able to prepare research papers on these issues.