COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
International Public Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 207
Fall
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
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;
  • Can explain the recognition and succession of states in the international law.
  • Count the basic principles of the conduct of diplomatic and consular relations.
  • Can give examples of international sanctions.
  • Can determine the conditions and limits of the use of force
  • Discuss solutions to current international problems within the framework of international law.
  • Can criticize the proposed solutions to disputes in practice.
Course Description 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 Required Materials
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 İnternational justice Course notes and related sections from other sources
7 Human Rights (Conventions and Practice) Course notes and related sections from other sources
8 Review of the Semester
9 Midterm
10 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
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 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks AKSAR Yusuf, Teoride ve uygulamada Uluslararası Hukuk -I- ve -II-, Ankara, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2013, Hukuk n. 1232
Suggested Readings/Materials 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 Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester 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
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
27
Final Exams
1
45
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

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