The Course explores the functioning of the international and European legal systems and how they deal with the concept of sustainable development. The course aims at explaining: - the fundamental aspects of the normative process of making and applying Public International Law within a pluralistic and globalized legal order; - the process of European integration in its legal and institutional aspects or, for those students having already received education in EU Law, to advance their knowledge and understanding of EU Law, especially relating to sustainable development; - the normative role of the concept of sustainable development in contemporary international law and of the legal techniques to foster the integration of economic, social, and environmental concerns in the process of international law.
Expected learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: - understand how international and EU law are made, interpreted, and applied, as well as how international law deals with sustainable development issues, with specific references to the legal techniques to further an integrated (rather than a fragmented) approach to international law; - identify and apply the relevant legal notions learnt during the course to practical cases, through the study of the practice of States and International Organizations and the analysis of relevant international and national case-law - frame the legal analysis of a given issue from the perspective of public international law and EU law and put forward legal arguments on issues of international law relating to sustainable development - express basic and intermediate concepts of international and EU law in a coherent and adequate fashion, using proper legal terminology - familiarise with the method of research and study of international and EU law, including by learning how to search and use primary sources, case-law, and scholarship.
Lesson period: First semester
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