853-0056-00L  Public International Law

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersA. R. Ziegler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


853-0056-00 VVölkerrecht
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
2 hrs
Tue/113:15-17:00IFW C 33 »
A. R. Ziegler

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course gives an overview over the main areas of public international law. It presents the legal foundations of the legal coordination and cooperation within the international community and between the most important international organizations, especially in the field of peace keeping, peace enforcement and conflict resolution.
ObjectiveParticipants learn to understand the legal foundations of the international order as well as its underlying problems and conflict areas. Participants know the main principles of the current system and master the necessary tools to to update their knowledge (literature, internet sources and legal documents) and analyze contemporary developments.
ContentThe focus lies on the law of international organizations. Following a general introduction organizations such as the UN, the OSCE, NATO and the WTO are treated. A particular emphasis constitutes the management of armed conflict within international organizations. Furthermore an overview is given on the law of European Union, as an example of a supranational body. The objective of the course is to give students an overview on the practical and political importance of international organizations in view of the continuing development of international law and the international legal system.
Lecture notesno script
LiteratureAndreas R. Ziegler, Einführung ins Völkerrecht, Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, 3. Aufl. 2015 (German) or Andreas R. Ziegler, Introduction au droit international public, Staempfli, Berne 3e éd. 2015 (French).
Prerequisites / Noticeno prerequisites

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersA. R. Ziegler
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationschriftliche Prüfung

Learning materials

LiteratureBibliographie auf WWW.UNIL.CH/DIP
Additional linksVölkerrecht auf FACEBOOK
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

Offered in

Public Policy BachelorRemaining Core Courses of the Bachelor ProgrammeOInformation