The course focuses on the study of the main international organizations, including the United Nations (UN) and the main UN treaty bodies for the protection of human rights, the European Union (EU), the International Criminal Court (ICC), the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The course is built along the lines of the main legal issues concerning the law of international organizations, namely: international personality, immunities from the jurisdiction of national courts, membership and withdrawn, normative powers and standard-setting, international responsibility and external relations.
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contention, such as: international personality, immunities from the jurisdiction of national courts, membership and withdrawn, normative powers and standard-setting, international responsibility and external relations.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 two international experts: 1. Víctor Rodríguez-Rescia, Professor of Human Rights presso l'International Human Rights Law Institute - DePaul University, Visiting Professor of International Human Rights Law - Columbia University Faculty of Law, and Expert of the UN Human Rights Committee (http://www.law.columbia.edu/fac/Victor_Rodriguez-Rescia); 2. Gilad Ben-Nun, research fellow at the Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig, with research and consulting experience at 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), currently Marie Curie Fellow at the Law Department of Verona University (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/200933_de.html).
Attending students shall prepare on their notes and the materials indicated during the course and made available on the e-learning platform. J. Klabbers, Advanced Introduction to the Law of International Organizations, Elgar, 2015 may be used as a reference text.
Students who did not attend the course shall prepare on: C. Zanghì (a cura di), Diritto delle Organizzazioni Internazionali, 3 ed, Giappichelli, 2013 or U. Draetta, Principi di diritto delle organizzazioni internazionali, 3 ed., Giuffrè, 2010.
|Zanghì (a cura di)||Diritto delle Organizzazioni Internazionali||Giappichelli||2013|
|Draetta||Principi di diritto delle organizzazioni internazionali (Edizione 4)||Giuffrè||2020|
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).