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Course Name
Public International Law II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 214
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The series of topics is composed to highlight and demonstrate the significance of the understanding of the rules, procedures and means governing international order in spite of its fundamentally political nature.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To strengthen knowledge about the basic concepts and principles of public international law
  • To strengthen knowledge about the basic concepts and principles of the international legal system
  • Students will have sufficient knowledge on international criminal law
  • Students will have sufficient knowledge on international human rights law, law of refugees
  • Students will have sufficient knowledge on international economics law
  • Students will have sufficient knowledge on international law of the sea in accordance with the current developments.
Course Content International law will be offered as an indispensable and complementary tool of analyses in pursuit of a correct and comprehensive view of often simplified, but nevertheless highly complex occurrences in international relations.International Law II intends to introduce and outline the various subjects regulated by the contemporary rules of international law. A broad range matters is going to be discussed and illustrated through explanations and cases from the practice of international relations. The subjects to be reviewed include the international law of the sea, international law of armed conflicts, international law of human rights, international environmental law. The course also aims to discuss the disputes between States that are related to the said subjects.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 International Maritime Law: Development and Sovereign Maritime: -Forms of using the seas -Development of the rules governing the sea areas -Internal waters -Territorial waters -Straits -Archipelagic waters -Islands and their maritime areas. Readings: -Richard K. Gardiner, International Law, Longman Law Series, (2003), pp. 406-415. -Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 173-182. Online Sources: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982 http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1994/31.html International Maritime Organisation http://www.imo.org/home.asp http://www.internationalwaterlaw.org/regionaldocs/rhine_river.html On the position of the USA, see ASIL Insight ‘The United States and the 1982 Law of the Sea Treaty http://asil.org/insights/2007/06/insights070611.html
2 The Passage Regime through the Turkish Straits Sub-Titles: -Lausanne Convention on Turkish Straits -Montreux Convention on Turkish Straits -1998 Turkish Internal Regulation Seminar: Evaluate the 1998 Turkish Internal Regulation on Passage through the Turkish Straits Readings: Kudret Özersay. Türk Boğazlarından Geçiş Rejimi. MBV Yayınları, 1999. Yüksel İNAN. Türk Boğazlarının Siyasal ve Hukuksal Rejimi (Turhan, 1995). Online Sources: Yüksel İNAN, The Current Passage Regime of the Turkish Straits www.sam.gov.tr/perceptions/Volume6/March-May2001/inan06.PDF Ayşe Nur Tütüncü, Protection of Turkish Straits from Marine Pollution http://www.istanbul.edu.tr/merkezler/mmaum/datalar/antmakale1.pdf Yücel Güçlü, Regulation of The Passage Through The Turkish Straits, www.sam.gov.tr/perceptions/Volume6/March-May2001/guclu07.PDF
3 International Maritime Law: Areas of Jurisdiction and High Seas Sub-Titles: -Contiguous seas -Continental shelf -Exclusive economic zone -High seas and international sea bed. Seminar: Examine the delimitation of sea areas in Eastern Mediterranean and the crisis between Turkey and Southern Cyprus Greek Administration regarding to the natural gas resources. Readings: -Richard K. Gardiner, International Law, Longman Law Series, (2003), pp. 412-416. -Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 182-198. Online Sources: 1958 Geneva Conventıon on the High Seas http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multi/texts/BH364.txt Christopher Young, Balancing Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation on the High Seas: A Study of the Multilateral Negotiation Process in Action www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UQLJ/2005/24.html
4 Aegean Maritime Disputes Sub-Titles: -Question of baselines -Dispute over the territorial sea -Continental shelf dispute -A possible EEZ dispute -Prospect for the settlement Seminar: Examine the prospect for the settlement of the Aegean maritime disputes Readings: Sertaç Başeren. Ege Sorunları. Yücel Acer, Aegean maritime Disputes and International law (Ashgate, 2004) Yücel Acer, recent Developments and Prospect for Settlements of the Aegean Disputes Online Sources Yücel Acer, The Aegean Issue: Parties’ Arguments and the Relevant Delimination Law – 1/2 http://www.turkishweekly.net/articles.php?id=223 http://www.turkishweekly.net/articles.php?id=224 Stephen Mann, The Greek-Turkish Dispute in the Aegean Sea: Its Ramifications for NATO and the Prospects for Resolution http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/research/theses/mann01.asp
5 International Environmental Law Sub-Titles: -Polluting activities -International agreements for protecting the environment -Cultural and natural monuments to be protected Seminar: Evaluate the Kyoto Protocol and the Turkey’s position. Readings: -Richard K. Gardiner, International Law, Longman Law Series, (2003), pp. 429-435. -Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 241-254. Online Sources: Research Materials on International Environmental Law, http://www.wcl.american.edu/environment/iel/ United Nations Environment Program, http://www.unep.org Rio Declaration 1992 http://www.unep.org/Documents/Default.asp?DocumentID=78&ArticleID=1163 Basel Convention http://www.basel.int/
6 International Human Rights Law Sub-Titles: -The concept of human rights -Internationalization of human rights -Basic international documents and the rights protected -Regulations for supervising the application of international conventions -Regional regulations Seminar: Evaluate the Latin American system of human rights. Readings: -Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 209-222. Online Sources: Human Rights Library, http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/un-orgs.htm A summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights, http://www.hrweb.org/legal/undocs.html
7 European Human Rights System Sub-Titles: -Development of human rights concept in Europe after the II: World War -The role of the Council of Europe -European Convention on Human Rights -Rights protected. -System of Protection Seminar: Evaluate the Turkey’s situation as to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights. Readings: -Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 209-222. Online Source: European Court of Human Rights, http://www.echr.coe.int/echr European Convention on Human Rights and Additional Protocols, http://www.echr.coe.int/NR/rdonlyres/D5CC24A7-DC13-4318-B457-5C9014916D7A/0/EnglishAnglais.pdf
8 Visa Exam – No class
9 United Nations and its Activities Sub-Titles: -Establishment of the United Nations -Basic purposes of the UN -Structure of the UN and its various organs -The issues the UN concentrate today Seminar: Towards what direction do you think the UN system should be evolved? Do you see any such attempts and studies to evolve the UN system? Readings: -Richard K. Gardiner, International Law, Longman Law Series, (2003), pp. 225-255. -Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 364-425. Online Sources: www.un.org/works www.un.org.tr
10 Use of Force in International Law Sub-Titles: Right to use military force before the UN system -The UN system and use of force -The scope of right to use force today -The conditions in which Security Council may allow use of force? -Right to self-defense Seminar: Evaluate the Crimea Crisis in 2014 and the annexation of Crimea to Russian Federation. US invasion of IRAQ Readings: -Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 306-352 -Kerem Batır, Humanitarian Intervention in International Law: European Conflicts, 2004 (relevant parts will be given by the Lecturer) Online Sources: International Court of Justice, Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, http://www.un.org/law/icjsum/9623.htm European Parliament, Criteria for the use of force, www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2004_2009/documents/dv/cuf-summary_pc_/cuf-summary_pc_en.pdf Bruno Simma, NATO, the UN and the Use of Force: Legal Aspects, http://www.ejil.org/journal/Vol10/No1/100001.pdf
11 International Law of Armed Conflicts Sub-Titles: -Concepts of war and armed conflict -Divisions among the rules regulating the military conflict -The concept of humanitarian law -Violations of law of armed conflicts constituting crimes Seminar: 1. Evaluate the crime of genocide and allegations of “Armenian Genocide”. 2. Evaluate the use of Nuclear weapons in warfare. Readings: Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 352-364. Online Sources: Geneva Conventions, http://www.icrc.ch/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/genevaconventions Research Guide Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts, http://www2.spfo.unibo.it/spolfo/HUMLAW.htm
12 State Succession Sub-Titles: -Definition of State succession -The issues covered by State succession -Succession to territory -Succession to international agreements -Succession to property -Succession to States’ debts Seminar: Analyze the articles of Lausanne Treaties of 1923 in relation to Turkey’s succession to the Ottoman Empire. Dissolution of USSR and succession of states Readings: Richard K. Gardiner, International Law, Longman Law Series, (2003), pp. 186-188. Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 161-173. Online Sources: Matthew C.R. Craven, The Problem of State Succession and the Identity of States under International Law, http://www.ejil.org/journal/Vol9/No1/art5.pdf State Succession in Matters of Property and Debts, http://www.idi-iil.org/idiE/resolutionsE/2001_van_01_en.PDF
13 International Space Law Sub-Titles: -Definition of space -Legal status of space area -Legal regime for the people and spacecrafts -Legal regime of the space activities Seminar: Evaluate the recent touristic activities to the space within the context of space law. Readings: Richard K. Gardiner, International Law, Longman Law Series, (2003), pp. 419-428. Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 198-209. Online Sources: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/SpaceLaw/index.html International Space Treaties, http://www.islandone.org/Treaties/ J.J. Hurtak, Existing Space Law Concepts and Legislation Proposals, http://www.affs.org/html/existing_space_law_concepts.html
14 International Law of Economic relations Sub-Titles: -The concept of international economic relations -International institutions regulating the international economic relations -Attempts to liberalizing the international economic relations -Rules related to international investments Seminar: Evaluate the structure and activities of WTO( World Trade Organization) Readings: Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004), pp. 222-239. Online Sources: ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law, International Economic Law, http://www.asil.org/resource/iel1.htm GATT and the World Trade Organisation, http://www.jus.uio.no/lm/international.economic.law/wto.html North American Free Trade Agreement, http://www.jus.uio.no/lm/international.economic.law/nafta.html
15 Review of the Semester
16 Review of the Semester
Course Textbooks Malanczuk, Peter. Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh Edition, (2004)
References Reading materials to be given by the lecturer.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
1
20
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
2
50
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
21
Project
Seminar / Workshop
1
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
114

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to use the advanced theoretical and practical knowledge that the graduates have acquired in the areas of political science and international relations.

X
2

To be able to examine, interpret data and assess concepts and ideas with the scientific methods in the areas of political science and international relations

3

To take the responsibility as a group team member and as an individual to solve unforeseen and multi-dimensional problems that are unforeseen in practice

4

To be able to recognize regional and global issues/problems, and to be able to develop solutions based on research and scientific evidence

X
5

To be able to assess the acquired knowledge and skills in the areas of political science and international relations critically and to detect learning requirements and to guide learning.

6

To be able to inform authorities and institutions in the area of international relations; to be able to transfer ideas and proposals supported by quantitative and qualitative data about the problems verbally and in writing to experts and non-experts

X
7

To be able to interpret theoretical debates regarding relations among factors in global politics such as structures, institutions and culture, to be able to pinpoint the continuities and changes of main dynamics of international relations.

8 To be able to distinguish the differences between the classical and contemporary theories and to assess their relationship,
9

To be able to make use of other disciplines which contribute to political science and international relations (law, economics, sociology, psychology, etc.) and to have the basic knowledge of these disciplines.

X
10

To be able to keep abreast of current news on political science and international relations, learn a foreign language and to communicate with one’s peers (European language portfolio global scale, level B1).

11

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

12

To have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of collecting, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data related to political science and international relations.

13

To be able to improve the acquired knowledge, skills and qualifications for personal and social reasons.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest