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International Law – Self-paced track – January Intake

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Course details

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Length
3 months
Effort
3o hours
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
200 USD
Start date
3 January 2022
End date
3 April 2022
Registration deadline
2 January 2022

Course summary

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 international community.

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 international community.

The course runs continuously throughout the year. Once we have received your payment, your enrollment is completed, and we will give you access to the course for 3 months. You will need to complete the course within these for months, but as it is self-paced, you can take the courses at your own pace. The course requires about 30 hours to complete. If you do it directly, with leave from work, it could take you about 1.5 week. If you do not have leave from work, it could take you about 3 weeks back to back. But, since the course is self-paced, you can divide the work within the 3 months period. This self-paced 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 relations to use of force.

Target audience

Government officials, international civil servants, lawyers, judges, NGO representatives, academics, law students, private sector professionals in the field of international law and international organizations.

Learning objectives

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.