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/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Problem Solving
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to teach the main areas of public international law together with the basic knowledge of general international law. The objectives of the course include the general knowledge in different areas of international law; the ability to access sources of international law through research; and the ability to use the acquired knowledge in a functional way through practical exercises. The method of the course is to reinforce the knowledge through research, discussion and practical work.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • explain the recognition and succession of states in international law.
  • list the basic principles of diplomatic and consular relations.
  • give examples of international sanctions.
  • analyze the conditions and limits of the use of force.
  • discuss the solutions to current international issues within the framework of international law.
  • criticize the solutions to disputes in practice.
Course Description The course aims to explain the constituent elements of the international legal order, taking into account the mutual influence relations between international legal persons, with current developments. The aim of approaching international law as a compulsory and complementary tool in the search for an accurate and comprehensive view of the complex events in international relations has been the determining factor in the adoption of the course plan and methodology. Therefore, although the general area of public international law constitutes the main content of the course, due to its complementary and complementary features, the main areas of public international law, each of which is a major area, are included in the course content of public international law. The sections of the course dealing with procedural law will be covered in the relevant chapters within the selected majors (existing dispute redress mechanisms - such as international judicial bodies and the conditions of recourse). Similarly, international organizations will be evaluated in the light of current developments by adhering to the reasons for their establishment (such as the United Nations - rules on disputes - rules on armed intervention).

 



Course Category

Core Courses
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). Melda SUR; Giriş, “Tanım ve İçerik”, Uluslararası Hukukun Esasları, Gözden Geçirilmiş 16. Baskı (İstanbul: Beta Yayıncılık 2022) p. 1-15.
2 Sources of International Law/ Relationship between International Law and Domestic Law - Regional Law. SUR; Chapter 1, “Uluslararası Hukukun Kaynakları”, p. 19-21.
3 Persons of International Law (State, International Community)/State Jurisdiction (Theories of Jurisdiction). SUR; Chapter 2, Section 3, “Devletler”, pp. 112-128.
4 Law of Treaties ( Convention of Vienna-1969). SUR; 1. Bölüm, “Uluslararası Hukukun Kaynakları”, p. 21-82.
5 The Concept of State (Recognition - Succession and Diplomatic and Consular Law)/International Organizations (United Nations and regional organizations - Council of Europe) SUR; Chapter 2, Section 3, “Devletler”, p. 141-167.
6 International Courts (in the light of the International Court of Justice). SUR; Chapter 2, Section 3, “Birleşmiş Milletler Örgütü”, p.207-211
7 International Human Rights Law (European Convention on Human Rights, practies of European Court of Human Rights) Articles 1-15, 34-35 of the European Convention on Human Rights, (http://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/Con vention_TUR.pdf); Review of the ECtHR case law database (HUDOC): http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng/Pages /search.aspx#
8 Review of the subjects. Questions-Discussion
9 Midterm
10 International Responsibility of States. SUR; Chapter 3, Section 2, “International Responsibility of the State”, p.281-294.
11 Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes (Diplomatic means, International arbitration). SUR; Chapter 3, Section 4, “International Dispute Settlement”, p.326-336.
12 Use of Force in International Law (Charter of the United Nations)/ International Law and Armed Conflicts/ rules of Humanitarian Law SUR; Chapter 3, Section 3, “International Armed Conflicts”, p.296-324.
13 International Criminal Court -ICC/CPI (Rome Statute-1998) SUR; Chapter 3, Section 3, “International Armed Conflicts”, p.321-324.
14 International Law of the Sea (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 - Territorial Waters/Continental Shelf/High Sea). SUR; Chapter 4, Section 1, “International Law of the Sea”, pp.341-406.
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Melda SUR; Uluslararası Hukukun Genel Esasları, Gözden Geçirilmiş 16. Baskı, Beta Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2022. ISBN : 9786052427583

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
16
2
32
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exams
1
25
    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.

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

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.

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

9

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

10

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

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