Checking date: 29/05/2018

Course: 2019/2020

Diplomatic and consular law
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law (321)


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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Public international law Instruments and international cooperation regimes
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The course is focused on the analysis of diplomatic and consular relations in international society, in order to provide the students the knowledge of the basic aspects of diplomatic and consular law, with particular attention to diplomatic functions, diplomatic mission and statutes and consular functions. It is an essential course designed to gain proper understanding of public international law and, in general, of our legal system.
Description of contents: programme
Diplomatic and consular relations law, with reference to the creation and operation of diplomatic missions and statutes and members of the diplomatic mission, consular functions, distinguishing between political functions, functions relating to nationality, assistance functions, administrative functions, private law and the legal functions and finally the statutes of the consular offices and its members.
Learning activities and methodology
One and a half hour of lecture (teorical classes) woluld be taught in which the fundamental content listed in the study program would be explained. For a proper understanding of the explanations, prior reading of the topic in the book of reference is recommend. In the second session (practical class), also of one hour and a half of duration , case studies and workshops would be perform, in which students will present and discuss topics proposed, acquiring the necessary skills to solve legal problems.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • KLEINER, J. :. Diplomatic practice: Between tradition and innovation.. New Jersey, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Chennani, Word Scientific, 2010..
  • SEN B. . A diplomatic handbook of International Law and practice. . 3º Edición, Dordrecht: Nijhoff. 1988

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.