This course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of International Law that is necessary to understand the importance, role and purpose of international law in the contemporary legal order and international community. It offers a Q&A webinar with an expert.
About this course
The subject of international law brings a lot of concepts to mind, from war and settlement of disputes between States, protection of the environment, responsibilities and obligations, to human rights protection between citizens, refugees of different States and corporations. International law provides mandatory principles, norms and rules that regulate the relations between States as well as with other non-State actors, like international organizations and individuals. This self-paced course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of International Law that is necessary to understand the importance, role and purpose of international law in the contemporary legal order and the international community.
The course combined 30 hours of self-study with a 2 hour Q&A webinar taught by a high-level expert. Participants who successfully meet the minimum passing requirements at the end of the course will receive a UNITAR Certificate of Completion.
This online course consists of three modules:
- Module 1 describes the scope, functions and importance of international law.
- Module 2 describes the interaction between international and national law and international law and international organizations.
- Module 3 describes the principles governing States and the rules of international law in relation to the use of force.
Government officials, international civil servants, lawyers, judges, NGO representatives, academics, law students, private sector professionals in the field of international law and international organizations.
At the end of this self-paced course, you will be able to:
- Define international law and its various functions in States
- Explain the interaction between international and national law
- Distinguish between sources of international law and describe the relationship between them
- Identify subjects in international law and compare the responsibilities between State and non-State actors
- Identify international dispute settlement mechanisms and apply basic international law principles