SP/0043 - LAW OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
GIACOMO BIAGIONI (Tit.)
- Primo Semestre
- Modalità d'Erogazione
- Lingua Insegnamento
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The course will focus on legal issues of international organisations in order to allow students to acquire awareness of their functioning. It will examine structure, nature and powers of the United Nations, as the most important example of international organisation and the source of inspiration for other organisations.
Students will be enabled to acquire:
1) knowledge and understanding:
- of the role of governmental organisations in international relations;
- of the nature, the structure and the functioning of the United Nations.;
- of the powers and duties of the UN in the general context of international relations;
2) capacity to apply their knowledge and understanding to the evaluation of international relations;
3) ability to formulate
judgements as to the functioning of international organisations and to their contribution to the development of international relations;
4) ability to communicate their knowledge making proper use of the language of international law and international relations;
5) the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in the field of international law.
Familiarity with the concepts, principles and rules of international law is necessary.
The course will focus on legal issues of international organisations and will deal especially with the United Nations system. In this context it will examine the following topics:
- the concept of international organisations;
- the features of international governmental organisations and their functioning;
- the legal personality of international organisations;
- universal organisations and regional organisations;
- the United Nations Organisation: history and main principles;
- the membership of the United Nations;
- the revision of the UN Charter;
- the system of specialised agencies.
36 hours: 15 two-hours lectures and 3 two-hours seminars. Students will be required to read, before the classes, acts and documents of the United Nations, that will be provided at the beginning of each week and will be discussed during the classes. Lectures and seminars will be in English.
Oral exams. Each student will be asked at least three questions in order to assess the familiarity and the awareness of the nature and of the functioning of international organisations and of the United Nations, especially as concerns the main features, the bodies and the powers of the organisation; the capacity to analyze the interactions with the global framework of international law; the capacity to apply their knowledge and understanding to the actual facts of international relations, exercising their ability to formulate judgements and making proper use of the language of international law. Exam scores are expressed in thirtieths. In the evaluation of the exams account will be taken of the active participation of the students to the classes and to the seminars. In the assessment of the exam the following elements will be simultaneously evaluated:
1) knowledge and understanding of the topics of the course;
2) capacity to understand the functioning and the activities of the United Nations as a system;
3) the logic in providing the answer to the questions;
4) the proper use of the language of international law;
5) the capacity to link the knowledge acquired during the classes with the basic elements of international law.
In order to pass the exam with the score of 18/30, students will have to show to have a sufficient knowledge of all the topics examined during the course and of the overall functioning of the UN (see points 1 and 2 above), to be able to provide an answer based on an adequate logical process (see point 3 above) and to be able to use the legal language without serious mistakes (see point 4 above), to show a sufficient comprehension of existing connections to the basic and general notions of international law (see point 5 above).
In order to obtain the maximum score (30/30 with honors), students will have to show an excellent knowledge of all the topics examined during the course, and of the overall functioning of the UN (see points 1 and 2 above), to be able to provide an answer based on an excellent logical process (see point 3 above) and to be able to use the legal language without mistakes (see point 4 above), to show an excellent comprehension of existing connections to the basic and general notions of international law (see point 5 above).
CONFORTI B., FOCARELLI C., The Law and Practice of the United Nations, Brill, 2010.