Module leader: Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili
The module will cover mainline aspects of general public international law: sources of international law, normative hierarchy, Statehood, territory, jurisdiction, immunities, responsibility, treaties, dispute settlement and use of force. These are themes that have shown traditional and timeless resilience and that provide equipment for engaging some more specific areas of international law. The module will be taught as positive international law according to the well-established tradition in the UK. It will in the first place be focusing on what the law is and how it regulates the conduct of State and non-State actors in international relations.