Law of international organizations (2019/2020)

Course code
4S001385
Name of lecturer
Annalisa Ciampi
Coordinator
Annalisa Ciampi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
IUS/13 - INTERNATIONAL LAW
Language of instruction
English
Period
2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2020 dal Feb 10, 2020 al Apr 6, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course focuses on the study of the main international organizations (IOs), with a focus on the System of United Nations, which includes the United Nations (UN), its specialized agencies (in particular, UNESCO), the treaty bodies and the universal procedures, the European Union, the International Criminal Court and other international and internationalized criminal tribunals.
The course is built along the lines of the main legal issues concerning the law of international organizations and aims to the deep understanding of the notions of international personality, immunities from the jurisdiction of national courts, membership and withdrawn, normative powers and standard-setting, international responsibility, external relations and the powers of IOs to directly address individuals and companies.

Syllabus

The course will focus on general issues relevant to both intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations as well as on the study of contemporary issues of international legal contention, such as: international personality, immunities from the jurisdiction of national courts, membership and withdrawn, normative powers and standard-setting, international responsibility and external relations. The course is taught entirely in English. The teaching method combines lectures, case-studies and group discussion. This year classes will benefit from the participation of international experts, including Dott. Gilad Ben-Nun, Leipzig University, formerly consultant of UNOPS-UNDP (Bureau for Crisis Prevention & Recovery: War-Torn Societies Project; multiple field missions) and UNIDIR (Peace and Conflict Studies United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research), and Marie Curie Fellow at the Law Department of Verona University with the project “The 4th Geneva Convention’s Drafting History as the origin of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and Duty to Prevent (D2P)”, funded under the EU Framework Program for research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/200933_de.html). Dott. Ben-Nun participation is funded under the University of Verona Internationalisation Programme 2019 – Action 3.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Draetta Principi di diritto delle organizzazioni internazionali (Edizione 3) Giuffrè 2010

Assessment methods and criteria

Attending students shall prepare on their notes and the materials indicated during the course and made available on the moodle platform.
Students who did not attend the course shall prepare on U. Draetta, Principi di diritto delle organizzazioni internazionali, 3 ed., Giuffrè, 2010.

The examination shall be in English for attending students (modalities to be agreed upon during the course). It shall be in Italian for non attending students (3 written questions and an oral interview).