International Gustice

Major: Law
Code of subject: 7.081.01.E.024
Credits: 5.00
Department: Department of Theory of Law and Constitutionalism
Lecturer: Iryna Sofinska
Semester: 3 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Learning outcomes: Integral competence (INT): The ability to solve problems of a research and/or innovative nature in the field of law. General competences (GC): GC5. The ability to communicate in a foreign language in the professional sphere, both orally and in writing. GC8. Ability to communicate with representatives of other professional groups of different levels (with experts of other fields of knowledge/types of economic activity). GC9. Ability to work in international content. Special (professional) competences (SC): SC5. The ability to use modern legal doctrines and principles in law-making and in the process of applying institutions of public and private law, as well as criminal justice. Competencies of professional direction (PC): PC1.2 Ability to use mechanisms and tools of international justice. Learning outcomes according to the educational program(s): LO 5. Communicate freely in a legal foreign language (one of the official languages of the Council of Europe) orally and in writing. LO 10. Analyze the interaction of international law and international legal systems with the legal system of Ukraine based on the awareness of the main modern legal doctrines, values and principles of the functioning of law. LO 12. To conduct a comparative legal analysis of individual law institutions of different legal systems, taking into account the interrelationship of the legal system of the Council of Europe and the European Union. Learning outcomes of the professional direction (PD): PD1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and functioning of international justice. Knowledge (Kn): 2. Critical understanding of problems in the field and on the border of the field of knowledge. Skills (Sk): 2. Ability to integrate knowledge and solve complex problems in broad or multidisciplinary contexts. Communication (COM): 2. Use of foreign languages in professional activities. Autonomy and responsibility (A&R): 2. Responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice and/or evaluating the results of the activities of teams and collectives.
Required prior and related subjects: Previous academic disciplines: Comparative Constitutional Law; Public International Law; Private International Law. Related and the following disciplines: -
Summary of the subject: "International Justice" as an educational discipline for master's students is designed to form in students a holistic vision of the application of tools and mechanisms of international justice to restore violated fundamental human rights, the rule of law and people's rule. Competence in general theoretical problems, issues of international economic law, deep understanding of the principles of the rule of law, proportionality, freedom of movement, guaranteeing human rights, and the problems of their implementation in Ukraine in the context of European and Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as international legal practice. The main goal of the course is to develop students' critical thinking regarding the role of international judicial institutions in the process of international law-making and law-enforcement activities and the ability to use the modern source base of the EU (EU Court of Justice), EC (European Court of Human Rights), UN (UN International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, International Criminal court), WTO, NATO, etc.
Assessment methods and criteria: The methods of assessing the level of achievement of learning outcomes of education seekers are: oral survey during seminar classes; visual presentation, individual essay, final examination paper in the format of "open book" (open book). Evaluation of the student's learning results is carried out in accordance with the 100-point evaluation scale established by the University. The final assessment of the academic discipline consists of the PC assessment of the study results during the semester (including a visual presentation and an individual essay) and the assessment of the study results during the control event during the SK exam. The number of points assigned to the PC is 40 points. Examination control - 60 points. The maximum total score for each discipline is 100 points.
Recommended books: 1. The Access of Individuals to International Justice (Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law) 1st Edition by Antonio Augusto Cancado Trindade. Oxford University Press. 2011. 272 p. 2. Aspects of the Administration of International Justice (Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures, Book 9) by Elihu Lauterpacht. Cambridge University Press, 1991. 200 p. 3. Commentary on the Law of the International Criminal Court. M. Klamberg (ed.). Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2017. 4. Encyclopedia of Global Justice / Editors: Chatterjee, Deen K. (Ed.). Springer, 2011 5. Lassa Francis L. Oppenheim. The League of Nations and its Problems Three Lectures. 2012. 108 p. 6. Law of the European Convention on Human Rights. by David Harris, Michael O'Boyle, Edward Bates, Carla Buckley. Oxford University Press, 2018 7. Stephen C. Neff. Justice among Nations: A History of International Law. Harvard University Press. 2014. 640 p. 8. The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization: Text, Cases and Materials 4th Edition. by Peter Van den Bossche, Werner Zdouc. Cambridge University Press, 2017. 1122 p. 9. A. Zysset. The ECHR and Human Rights Theory. Reconciling the Moral and the Political Conceptions. Routledge Publishers, 2016. 253 p 10. Угода про асоціацію між Україною, з однієї сторони, та Європейським Союзом, Європейським співтовариством з атомної енергії і їхніми державами-членами, з іншої сторони від 27.06.2014 р. Офіційний вісник України – 2014 р., № 75, том 1, стор. 83, стаття 2125 (URL: