International law regulates relations at the international level and so in this module you will study the theories, principles and processes of this system of law including its sources, legal personality, jurisdiction and responsibility. In addition you will also explore substantive issues in the regulation of activities at the international context, including the use of force, dispute settlement processes, and the protection of human rights.
Moreover, the course is to equip you with a thorough understanding of the key features of the specific entities’ integration law and its legal order (EU, Eurasian Customs Union). Such entities represent the product of several decades of economic, political and legal integration between its Member States. Initially, this process focused primarily on economic cooperation. However, today the entities’ activities cover a much broader range of subjects, including policies on the internal market, environment, transport, consumer protection, energy and questions of foreign and security policy.
Finally, the course will help you understand and evaluate how law might protect the environment in the wider context of environmental and energy policy. You will be asked to reflect on why law attempts to regulate activity, particularly in relation to energy infrastructure, production and consumption that might have impacts on the environment and to consider both the different types of regulation employed, with particular reference to energy regulation and the environmental media (land, air and water) that the law looks to protect.
Although students unfamiliar with international law are welcome to enroll in this course, they might face certain challenges with extensive amount of case-law and legal materials.
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