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Exploring the boundaries of international law
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.
First Published: 16/04/2014
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Personality in international law
- 2 The concept of a state
- 3 Sovereignty
- 4 Jurisdiction
- 4 Jurisdiction
- 4.1 General principles of jurisdiction
- 4.2 Types of jurisdiction
- 4.3 Principles of jurisdiction
- 4.4 Extraterritoriality – protective jurisdiction and the ‘effects doctrine’
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15 hours study
Level 3: Advanced
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