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ZUG1015 – Public international law

Undergraduate – Unit

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School

Business and Economics

Offered

South Africa

  • Second Semester 2017

15 Credits

Synopsis

The principal aim of this module is to help students understand the meaning and significance of public international law and its relationship with philosophy, history, economy and politics in the global context. The module explains the context and scope of the legal principles and rules relating to the public international law. It addresses the pivotal role that of public international law plays in its relations to South African municipal law, the functioning of the state as a subject of public international law including the criteria for statehood, state territory and the recognition of states and governments. A strategic and integrative approach is followed and explored through the use of appropriate case studies and applied activities in the South African legal, political and constitutional context. The ability of critical analysis of theoretical and practical issues in complex factual sets involving basic terminology, rules, principles, and theories of public international law in the formulation of coherent, evidence-based and value driven solutions to solve complex problems from unfamiliar contexts in this field of study.

Outcomes

  • Understand and apply the significance of public international law and its relationship with philosophy, history, economy and politics in the global context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature, history, and sources of public international law and its relationship to the South African legal and constitutional context.
  • Define jurisdiction and international crimes with regard to general principles, extradition, community from jurisdiction, sovereign and diplomatic community.
  • Analyse theoretical and practical issues in complex factual sets involving basic terminology, rules, principles and theories of public international law in the formulation of coherent, evidence-based and value-driven solutions to solve complex problems from unfamiliar contexts in this field of study.
  • Identify State responsibility in respect to nationals and foreign national/aliens with regard to international adjudication; the establishment of jurisdiction, contentious proceedings and advisory opinions.
  • Communicate the law, and its application in different factual situations, in writing or orally with reference to the necessary authority.
  • Conduct research, identifying ethical and legal issues and critically analysing material, formulate and present legal arguments individually and in groups.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Prohibitions

None

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