UNITAR’s self-paced course on the Law of International Organizations is structured in a way to cover the main legal questions related to international organizations, from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
About this course
International organizations are playing an increasingly important role in the international legal order. Nowadays, they wield growing normative powers. For those working for or dealing with international organizations, a sound understanding of the law of international organizations thus appears indispensable. UNITAR’s self-paced course on the Law of International Organizations is structured in a way to cover the main legal questions related to international organizations, from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
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 four modules:
- Module 1 “The definition, principles and basic legal issues on international organizations”;
- Module 2 “The functioning on international organizations”;
- Module 3 “The international responsibility of international organizations”;
- Module 4 “The settlement of disputes involving international organizations”.
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 the course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a profound understanding of the definition of international organization, the rules and principles governing its creation, its structure and functioning, and relationship with other actors of international law, primarily but not exclusively States.
- Identify and analyze the main legal issues related to the responsibility of international organizations.
- Differentiate the legal regimes governing the settlement of disputes involving international organizations.
- Apply theoretical knowledge acquired during the course to their different professional capacities, including working for international organizations, dealing with international organizations in diplomatic service, in various ministries or non-governmental organizations, or researching international organizations