The teaching of International Organization deals with the basic characteristics of the international community and the structure of the international legal system. The prevailing part of the course (first and second module) is devoted to examining the main concepts of international law looking at their historical, political and social reality, in the light of the jurisprudence, the practice and the international case law. The third module, of monographic character, deals with the study of the most prominent international organization, possessing a practically universal nature and a general political competence, the United Nations, with particular regard to the role it plays in the maintenance of international peace and security and to the organization's reform process.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims primarily to allow students to understand and master the fundmental legal institutes of International Law, the tasks, structure and functions of the United Nations, and the main legal problems that characterize each of these aspects, and to forge their ability to frame the contemporary world in light of International Law tools and place UN activities in new crisis scenarios in their proper context. This aim is pursued both through traditional lectures and through the active involvement of students in the discussion of relevant international case law.
Lesson period: Third trimester
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