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Subject: INTERNATIONAL LAW (A.A. 2022/2023)

single-cycle master degrees (5 years) in LAW

Course year 3
CFU 9
Teaching units Unit Diritto internazionale-
International Law (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: IUS/13 CFU: 9
Teachers: Andrea CARCANO
Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Teachers

Andrea CARCANO

Overview

This course is designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the structure of the international legal system, and the main norms and principles governing it. It teaches students to reflect on both the theory and practice of international law and to look at legal issues from different perspectives. It fosters a methodology for studying and researching in any branch of international law. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the formation of jurists that are competent, curious, and know how to learn further.

From a career standpoint, this course equips students with (some of) the knowledge and skills necessary to work in law firms engaged in transnational litigation, to embark in careers with international organisation or the diplomatic service; and/or to continue studying international law at the level of Masters (LL.M.) and doctoral programs.

Admission requirements

There are no pre-requirements for this course. Students are, however, encouraged to follow international news to keep abreast of developments in the topics covered by international law.

Course contents

See text in italian

Teaching methods

The teaching may be supported by materials distributed on paper and electronically by the teacher in order to better understand topics mentioned in the textbooks. Students are involved through questions and debates. Students will be assigned – before each lecture – reading pages from the textbook in preparation of each class.

Assessment methods

The questions of the exam will be based on the above-mentioned textbooks. The exam will be in oral form with the instructor of the course. There are no intermediate tests. Exams will take place on campus, compatibly with sanitary provisions and any consequent measures As a general rule, the exam consists of 3 questions and lasts 20-30 minutes. A student will be positively evaluated when he or she (i) demonstrates a non-superficial knowledge of the topics and norms discussed in the textbook and (ii) is able to speak with care demonstrating to have acquired a good knowledge of the relevant technical-juridical terminology. A student will be very positively evaluated when he or she (i) demonstrates an outstanding knowledge of the topics and norms discussed in the textbook; (ii) speaks with care and confidence, demonstrating to have acquired an outstanding knowledge of the relevant technical-juridical terminology; and (iii) develops cogent reasoning on the norms and topics discussed in the textbook and also during the classes (the latter is only for students attending the classes-frequentanti).

Learning outcomes

In accordance with the 'Descrittori di Dublino', the teaching is directed to achieve the following objectives:

(I) Knowledge and Understanding
The student shall demonstrate to have acquired a good knowledge of the topics dealt with in the reference textbook.

(II) Independent and critical judgment
The student must be able to evaluate, analyze and re-elaborate independently and critically, on the basis of his / her own knowledge and ideas, the topics addressed and the problems that emerge.

(III) Comunication skills
The student must be able to express the acquired knowledge in a conscious and clear way, arguing his opinions in this regard in an articulated and critical way, even in contexts of dialogic argumentation.
(IV) Learning skills
The student must be able to assimilate and re-elaborate independently the information transmitted and the concepts illustrated and discussed during the course activities.

Readings

Gli studenti frequentanti preparano l'esame di diritto internazionale sul seguente manuale da studiare integralmente:

• Natalino Ronzitti, Diritto internazionale, sesta edizione, 2020, G. Giappichelli Editore, Torino

Gli studenti non frequentanti preparano l'esame di diritto internazionale sul seguente manuale da studiare integralmente:

• Andrea Gioia, Diritto internazionale, sesta edizione, 2019, Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, Milano.

Inoltre, tutti gli studenti (frequentanti e non frequentanti) preparano la terza parte del corso relativa al diritto internazionale privato sul seguente manuale da studiare limitatamente alle pagine indicate:

• Francesco Salerno, Lezioni di diritto internazionale privato, Cedam/Wolters Kluwer, Padova (2022), seconda edizione, pp. 1-130.

N.B. Gli appunti delle lezioni non fanno parte del programma d’esame. Sono utili per capire e approfondire gli argomenti trattati nei manuali.