International Law


Intermediate level, half course, whole year, 36 lectures and tutorials.

Course convenor: Dr Hannah Woolaver

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.


Optional essay/moot/opinion 20%
June test 20%
Compulsory assignment 10%
November examination (2 hours) 50% (if essay/moot/opinion) 70% (if essay/moot/opinion)