International Law



Intermediate Level, half course, first semester

18 NQF credits at HEQSF level 7

Course convenor: Dr Hannah Woolaver

Course entry requirements: All Preliminary Level courses to have been completed.

Course outline:

The course addresses the following aspects of international law: introduction and sources; sovereignty; subjects and objects of international law; the relationship between international and municipal law; limitations upon the exercise of sovereignty; state responsibility; state succession; peaceful settlement of disputes; the use of force; the United Nations and international integration; the African Union and regional integration; prescriptive and enforcement jurisdiction in criminal matters; and international criminal law.

DP requirements: Please refer to the course handout and/or the intermediate year schedule.

Assessment:  Optional  essay/moot/opinion   20%; June test 20%; Compulsory assignment 10%;

November examination (2 hours): 50% (if essay/moot/opinion), 70% (if no essay/moot/opinion)