Checking date: 09/09/2023

Course: 2023/2024

The law of international responsibility (in public international law)
Master in Advanced Studies in Public Law (Plan: 430 - Estudio: 361)


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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 4.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. General questions. a) Introduction b) Origin and developments. c) Tha law of international responsability in a changing international law 2. International responsibility regimes and subjets a) International responsibility for wrongful act (State) b) International liability. Disasters and international law c) International responsability of international. organizations d) International responsibility of the European Union d) International responsibility of individuals 3. International responsibility mechanism a) Complaint mechanism: diplomatic protection b) Courts proliferation, universal mechanims and international responsibility c) International criminal courts. d) Regional courts (european, american, african) 4. International responsibility challenges a) Non State actors responsiblity. b) Historical injustices and international responsibility 5. Case law.
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities and methodology. The techniques used will the best adapted, taking into account the Schedule. In the theoretical class we use the tradicional methology consisting of a oral exposure of knowledge. Classes in relation to the other techniques will follow their own methodologies. Students must submit case Studies, class Works and other types of elements as self control, written essays, participation in collective activities and assistance.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Basic Bibliography
  • Crawford, A., Pellet, Olleson, S.,. The law of international responsibility. Oxford. 2010
  • Nollkaemper, A.,. Concurrence between individual responsibility and State responsibility in international law. vol. 52, 3, The International and comparative law quaterly. 2003

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.