Checking date: 29/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

International Organizations
Study: Bachelor in Law (206)

Coordinating teacher: CEBADA ROMERO, ALICIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
This course aims to provide the student with a global vision of the role played by international organizations in the international arena, from different perspectives. At the end of the course the student will be familiar with the role of international organizations of cooperation and integration, universal and regiona. The student will have examined IO's aims, principles, functions and their respective legal orders. International organizations will be examined as international legal subjects and actor of relevance at the international stage regarding in particular the maintenace of peace and security, the protection of human rights as well as economic development
Description of contents: programme
The proposed program is divided into 7 lessons. First, there will be an approach to the phenomenon of international organizations, their origin and evolution. The following lessons will analyze the more representative international organizations with universal scope. In the following lessons we will study the role of the UN and its agencies, and later other universal level organizations, such as the World Trade Organization. To close the course, there will be an analysis of the most representative regional international organizations.
Learning activities and methodology
This course is twofold: theoretical and practical. Theorical lessons will discuss the basic characteristics of international organizations as well as the general theory of international organizations. Assignments will complete the basic vision through in-depth study of six international organizations. There will will be 6 students groups, each of which should develop in-depth work on the following issues: 1. UN Challenges to the use of force 2. The International Monetary Fund and the Economic Crisis 3. The role of the WTO in Globalization 4. The role of NATO 5. The ALBA 6. The ASEAN This work will represent 60% of the final grade. The final written exam will represent 40% of the final grade Office hours: 2 per week
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Diez de Velasco, Manuel. Las Organizaciones internacionales. Tecnos (2010).
  • Pastor Ridruejo, José Antonio. Curso de Derecho Internacional Público y Organizaciones Internacionales. Tecnos. 2015
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • ALDECOA LUZARRAGA, F., GUINEA LLORENTE. La Europa que viene: el Tratado de Lisboa. Marcial Pons, 2008.
  • ARENAL, C. del,. Introducción a las relaciones internacionales. Tecnos, Madrid, 1990..
  • CASTRO-RIAL, J.M.; FERNÁNDEZ LIESA, C.R. y MARIÑO MENÉNDEZ, F.M.:. Organización Internacional. Naciones Unidas y Organismos Especializados. Textos legales. BOE-Universidad Carlos III. Madrid, 1993.
  • DUPUY, R.J.. Les organisations internacionales. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague, 1998.
  • FERNANDEZ LIESA, C., DIAZ BARRADO, C.. El tratado de Lisboa. Análisis y perspectivas. Dykinson, 2008.
  • KLABBERS, J.. An introduction to international institutional law. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • MANGAS MARTIN, A. LIÑAN NOGUERAS, D.J.. Instituciones y Derecho de la Unión Europea. Tecnos, Madrid, 2008.
  • MARIÑO MENÉNDEZ, F.M.. Derecho Internacional Público. Parte General. 4ª ed. Editorial Trotta, Madrid, 2005.
  • SCHERMERS, G., BLOKKER, N.. International institutional law. Leiden, 2003.
  • TORRES UGENA, N.:. Textos normativos de Derecho Internacional Público. Civitas, 9ª edición. Madrid, 2008.
  • TRUYOL Y SERRA, A.. La Sociedad Internacional. Madrid, 1993.
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.