COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
International Public Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 201
Fall
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To teach the basic of the main areas of public international law. To obtain knowledge of the resources of international law and use it in an effective manner. To be able to combine practice and theory with the method to consolidate the knowledge through research studies, discussion and practical works.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Comprehend basic principles of international law, its definition, subjects, resources, the relationship with other legal orders,
  • Get information about;
  • International criminal law
  • Armed conflict and humanitarian law,
  • International human rights law
  • İnternational responsibility of the States,
  • International economic law,
  • International maritime law
Course Content Concept of public international law, sources of public international law, rules of public international law, connecting rules of international procedural law, related fields (with differences), constructive elements of legal order of international law, mutual influence in the reports of subjects of international law in the recent events. - Despite the fact that the general public international law is the main content of the course, all the other branches of public international law, each of which are comprehensive to be a separate course, are also briefly included in this course-. Course sections related to procedural law will be covered in the relevant section (resolution mechanisms, international judicial bodies, etc.). Similarly, international organizations and agencies will be considered in the light of recent developments (UN-conflict rules, rules such as armed intervention)

 



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 Basic concepts of International Law, order of international law, theories about international law (in the light of the Lotus case- Permanent Court of International Justice (“ The case of the S.S. «Lotus» ”), Series A, no. 9, 7 Sept. 1927). AKSAR (Cilt I, 21- 31. -BOZKURT Enver, POYRAZ Yasin, KÜTÜKÇÜ Akif, Devletler Hukuku Pratik Çalışmaları, Ankara, Asil Yayın, 2004, s. 2-25 ; - Permanent Court of International Justice (“ The case of the S.S. «Lotus» ”), Series A, no. 9, 7 Sept. 1927 (http://www.icj-cij.org/pcij/series-a.php?p1=9&p2=1) ; -PAZARCI H. (Bkz. Kaynaklar), Uluslararası Hukuk, 1-16., International Law Commission : http://www.un.org/law/ilc
2 Sources of İnternational public Law/ Relationship between international law and municipal law Statute of the Court, Art. 38 (http://www.icj-cij.org/documents/index.php?p1=4&p2=2&p3=0) ; - BROWNLIE (bkz. Kaynaklar), 3-29; - Ders notunun ( AKSAR Y.) ilgili bölümleri 275- 286
3 Sources of İnternational public Law/ Relationship between international law and municipal law PAZARCI H. (See. Kaynaklar), Uluslararası Hukuk, 137-175 ; A.İ.H.M. nin "yetki" konulu içtihatları( Örn. : Banković and Others v. Belgium and 16 Other Contracting States ((dec.) [GC], no. 52207/99, ECHR 2001 XII) ; Loizidou v. Turkey, judgment of 18 December 1996, Reports 1996 VI, § 56; Cyprus v. Turkey [GC], no. 25781/94, ECHR 2001-IV; Issa and Others v. Turkey, no. 31821/96, 16 November 2004; Öcalan v. Turkey [GC], no. 46221/99, ECHR 2005-IV
4 Law of Treaties ( Convention of Vienna-1969). Course notes and related sections from other sources ; PAZARCI H. (See. Kaynaklar), 36- 95) ; -Viyana Andlaşmalar Hukuku Sözleşmesi 22 Mayıs 1969 (Türkçe çevirisi için bkz. : http://www.unicankara.org.tr/doc_pdf/Viyana_69.pdf)
5 Concept of State (Population, Territory, State jurisdiction, Types of State/ International organizations (UN,CE,…). Course notes and related sections from other sources
6 International justice Course notes and related sections from other sources
7 Human Rights (Conventions and Practice) Course notes and related sections from other sources
8 State responsibility in International Law Course notes and related sections from other sources; http://www.un.org ; http://hub.coe.int/en/web/coe; Draft articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts
9 Review of the Semester
10 Workshop Practical Study will be decided at the end of 8th course.
11 The Settlement of İnternational Disputes by Peaceful means (Diplomatic methods, Arbitration). Course notes and related sections from other sources; PAZARCI H. (Bkz. Kaynaklar), 373- 402. – practical case “Julien ASSANGE” – Wikileaks (See, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11047811 ); - Case of “ LaGrand” ( LaGrand (Germany v. United States of America, No. 104, 02/03/1999), see : http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/104/7736.pdf
12 Use of force in International Law (Charter of UN)/ İnternational law and armed conflicts/Humanitarian Law Course notes and related sections from other sources; BROWNLIE I. (Bkz. Kaynaklar), 729-749. – Charter of NU, Chapitre 7 (http://www.tbmm.gov.tr/komisyon/insanhaklari/pdf01/3-30.pdf). - Irak/ Suriye örnekleri. – CıCR : http://www.icrc.org/eng/war-and-law/treaties-customary-law/geneva-conventions/index
13 ICC (The Rome Statute-1998). Course notes and related sections from other sources; http://www.ucmk.org.tr/images/belgeler/uluslararasi_ceza_mahkemesi_roma_statusu.pdf http://www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/default.aspx)
14 Law of the Sea (1982 – The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea-Straight baselines, international waters, territorial waters, international straits,exclusive economic zone, jurisdiction of States). Course notes and related sections from other sources; KURAN S. (Bkz. Kaynaklar), 197-211, 237-262; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Montego Bay, 10 December 1982): http://denizhukuku.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/denizhukuku1.pdf
15 Law and Economic (World Trade Organisation “WTO”, Dispute Settlement Understanding). Course notes and related sections from other sources ; WTO - Dispute Settlement Understanding : http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_e.htm ; DISPUTE SETTLEMENT: DISPUTE DS334, TURKEY, Measures Affecting the Importation of Rice (http://www.wto.org/french/tratop_f/dispu_f/cases_f/ds334_f.htm) - UNCITRAL (NU) (http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/fr/index.html)
16 Review of the Semester
Course Textbooks AKSAR Yusuf, Teoride ve uygulamada Uluslararası Hukuk -I- ve -II-, Ankara, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2013, Hukuk n. 1232
References BROWNLİE Ian, Principles of Public International Law, Seventh Edition, London, Oxford University Press, 2008; -DAILLIER Patrick- PELLET Alain, Droit international public, Paris, Librairie Générale de Droit et de Jurisprudence, 2002; -SUR Melda, Uluslararası Hukukun Esasları, İstanbul, Beta Yayınları, 2013, 6. Baskı ; -PAZARCI Hüseyin, Uluslararası hukuk, Ankara, Turhan Kitabevi, 2013. - BOZKURT Enver, M. Akif KÜTÜKÇÜ, Yasin POYRAZ, Devletler Hukuku, Yetkin Yayınları, 2013, 7. Baskı. - KURAN Selami, Uluslararası Deniz Hukuku, İstanbul, Türkmen Kitabevi, 2009, 3 Baskı

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
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
6
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
16
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To solve problems, to have analytical and holistic viewpoint and to develop strategic thinking as a principle in the field of law X
2 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to critique what they have already learn in the field of law, adopting lifelong learning and continuously developing themselves X
3 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to analyze and interpret their academic knowledge and express their solutions regarding legal problems both oral and written X
4 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to understand the legal concepts and ideas in both national and multinational settings and practice cross disciplinary and comparative analysis X
5 To be aware of principles of social, occupational, and legal ethics X
6 To create solutions with creative and innovative motives when coming across with unexpected legal situations, and be able to apply the academic gain during new and unconventional occasions X
7 Acquiring leadership qualifications and applying them successfully X
8 Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, vulnerable to criticism and having self confidence X
9 To be able to reach the latest scientific resources, court decisions and other sources of law and be able to transfer the academic knowledge to real life with both national and international thinking X
10 To know and act according to the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances such as data collection, interpretation, announcing and practicing regarding legal, social and political progress X
11 To be able to use a foreign language as fluent as possible for both pursuing the legal information and court decisions and developing proper communication with colleagues from other countries, ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1) X
12 Above average in both written and spoken of a second foreign language X
13 Able to use computer programs and technology to an adequate level required by the field of law ("European Computer Driving License", Advanced Level") X

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