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Development of International Law
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 86140
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Davorin Lapaš
prof. dr. sc. Marko Petrak
doc. dr. sc. Henrik-Riko Held
Lecturers: dr. sc. Rutvica Rusan Novokmet - Lectures
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Development of International Law Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 86140
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Davorin Lapaš

Tuesdays, at 2 pm

Ćirilometodska 4, room 24
prof. dr. sc. Marko Petrak

Tuesday, 17h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 30
doc. dr. sc. Henrik-Riko Held

Tuesday, 17.00h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 38
Lecturer Consultations Location
dr. sc. Rutvica Rusan Novokmet (Lectures)

Tuesdays, at 2 pm

 

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba 12
Literature
A. Nussbaum; A Concise History of the Law of Nations; Macmillan, New York (1954), str. 1-27; 54-71; 115-196
R. Domingo; The New Global Law; Cambridge University Press (2010), str. (selected chapters)
D.J. Bederman; International Law in Antiquity; Cambridge University Press (2001)
A. Calore (ed.); "Guerra giusta"? Le metamorfosi di un concetto antico; Giuffre, Milano (2003)
P. Catalano; Linee del sistema sovranazionale romano; Giappichelli, Torino (1965)
A. Truyol y Serra; Histoire du droit international public; Economica, Paris (1995)
K.-H. Ziegler; Volkerrechtsgeschichte; Beck, Munchen (1994)
Travaux of the United Nations International Law Commission; ;
Description
Development of the concept and definition of international law: classifications of international law; the legal nature of international law; the relationship between international and internal law.
Historical development of international law: antiquity; middle ages; early modern period; contemporary period.
Development of international legal doctrine: antiquity; middle ages; early modern period; contemporary period.
Recent tendencies in the development of international law.
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Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Knowledge and understanding

After successfully mastering the course, students will be able:

- identify theories on the development and fragmentation of international law;

- define legal concepts connected with the development of international law;

- expplain the trends in the development of international law and recognise their connection and integration in the international law system.

 

Application

After successfully mastering the course, students will be able:

- to group and describe factors and circumstances that influence the development of international law;

- apply relevant international law norms to concrete examples from international practice;

- illustrate the importance of international law for the stability of international order and deepening the cooperation between the states and other international law subjects

 

Analysis

After successfully mastering the course, students will be able:

- analyse processes of the development of international law

- distinguish the forms and processes of the development of international law norms and their crteators, and to distinguish relevant international law institutes;

- categorise international law norms that influence the development of international community;

- analyse the application of international law norms that relate to various subjects of international law and other stakeholders in international relations

 

Synthesis

After successfully mastering the course, students will be able:

- construct the connection between individual legal institutes and their integration in the overall system of international law;

- formulate conclusions about the significance of the development of international law norms and institutes to the relations in modern world order

 

Evaluation

After successfully mastering the course, students will be able:

- evaluate the significance of specific international legislative processes for the stability of the world order;

- assess specific role of different international law subjects as creators and recipients of international law norms;

- estimate the importance of the participation of the Republic of Croatia in the process of creating international law, on regional, European and universal level

- evaluate efficiency of international law norms,

 

 

 

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully mastering the course, students will gain competences that will enable them analysis of the development of international law system through the operation of intergovernmental organisations, particularly in the sense of so called official codifications, and also through the study of the influence of material sources of international law on the development of international law. Gained competences will enable students to use relevant international documents of normative content (treaties, court decisions, resolutions and so on) in an appropriate manner.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge is tested by an oral examination.

Oral examination, which is compulsory for all students, consists of testing understanding theories about the development and fragmentation of international law, both material and institutional, as well as legal concepts and institutes connected to that. Connection and comparison of legal rules and institutes is expected, as well as evaluation of the applicability of the norms of international law in modern international community.

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