Free course

Exploring the boundaries of international law

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Exploring the boundaries of international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts underpinning your study of international law. It introduces the concept of international legal personality, explores the status of the state, the principle of sovereignty and summarises the principles of jurisdiction.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the concept of international legal personality and the identity of the subjects of international law
  • understand the nature of a state and how a state is created and recognised in international law
  • understand the principle of sovereignty and of the operation of jurisdiction
  • critically engage with complex, current and emerging legal and international issues.