Checking date: 11/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Study: Bachelor in Management of Public Security (341)

Coordinating teacher: DEL MORAL TORRES, ANSELMO

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
BASIC AND GENERAL COMPETENCES BASIC COMPETENCES CB1 Be able to show that they possess and comprehend facts and contents in an area of study which, based on a previous general secondary school level, have been extended to those included in advanced textbooks and in some aspects proceed from the most advanced studies in this area. CB2 Be able to show that they have learned how to apply their knowledge professionally to their future jobs or tasks and that they possess the competences needed to develop and defend arguments and solve problems in that area of study. CB3 Be able to show that they are capable of collecting and interpreting the relevant data (normally within their area of study) needed for formulating judgments which require critical thought on social, scientific and ethical topics of relevance. CB4 Be able to show that they are able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions both to specialized and non-specialized publics. CB5 Be able to show that they have developed the learning skills required to perform further studies with a high degree of self-dependence. CG1: Be able to write, represent and interprete the technical documents related to Security. CE1: Be able to obtain the necessary knowledge from the Law related to crimes, criminal process, the administrative police activity and coordination. CE8: Be able to identify the international institutions that have competences in the international police cooperation. CT4 ¿ Develop the motivation and capacity to perform independent continuous learning for life, with an endowment to adapt to change and new situations. LEARNING RESULTS: RA1: To acquire basic normative, theoretical and conceptual knowledge that allow to carry on an adequate comprehension and thought of their activities, with a proper scientific and technical basis, that allow them to deal accurately with the different situations they face in their job. RA6. Be able to perform independent continuous learning, or to carry on post-graduate studies that allow the students to deepen their knowledge.
Description of contents: programme
The International Society and its legal system. Actors and Subjects of International Relations. Competences, contents and limits, of international subjects. The application of International Law. The Law of the Armed Conflicts and International Organisations. The international police cooperation. Instruments of international police cooperation: special reference to Interpol. Institutions and police cooperation in the European Union: special reference to Europol. Diferente International conventions on international police cooperation.
Learning activities and methodology
The course is divided in theoretical and practical sessions, as well as in positive and normative analysis. For the positive part, the theoretical sessions are a mixture of lecturing and discussion of readings given in advance of each theoretical session. The practical sessions will require empirical analysis informed by the content of the lectures. For the normative part, theoretical sessions will be mainly lecturing. In the practical sessions, students will apply the categories of international law to the analysis of police cooperation.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Additional Bibliography
  • BIANCHI, A. (ed.). Enforcing International Law Norms against Terrorism. Hart publishing. 2004
  • FÉLIX VACAS FERNÁNDEZ. The European operations in the Mediterranean Sea to deal with migration as a symptom. Spanish Yearbook of International Law, vol. 20. 2016

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