Curricular Unit:Code:
Applied International Law1143DINA
1MasterHumanitarian Action, Cooperation and Development4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
First, to understand the main materials of international law, and be autonomous (self-learning) especially in the legal field of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights;
Second, to develop the ability to elaborate analysis based on complex information of legal nature;
Third, the capacity to communicate conclusions and knowledge to an academic and non-academic public.
1. Development, sources and extension of IHL
- Main sources of law of IHL (Geneva Law, Hague Law, New York Law, customary law)
- Sphere of application of International Humanitarian Law
(armed conflicts) (practical session)
2. Principles guiding the conduction of hostilities
- Principles applicable to the armed conflicts
- Prohibition of weapons (includes a practical session)
1. Protection of specific persons
- Protection of the combatants, the wounded and war prisoners
- The protection of general and specific civilian populations (includes a practical session on refugees and Internally Displaced Persons)
2. Judicial and non-Judicial instruments
- Main IHL/Human Rights mechanisms; judicial instruments and case law
- Preparation of a Human Rights claim
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Demonstration of the abilty to master bibliographic materials on applied International Law assessed by the elaboration of a research note;
Demonstration of the capacity to select a tool in applied international law and prepare an international Human Rights claim.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Preparation of a theoretical work (research note)(1500 words)(40%); and preparation of a practical exercise (Human Rights international claim), with a solution orally presented (40%). Attendance/participation is worth 20% of the final mark.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Theoretical-practical methodology consisting into an analysis of documents (in order to develop the capacity of interpretation), study of general cases and study of case law, and into the study of legal procedural techniques (in order to develop the ability to prepare a claim).
AUST, A. (2010). Handbook of International Law. Cambridge UP.
BOUVIER, A.A., LANGHOLTZ, H.J. (2012). International Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflict, 2nd ed., Williamsburg: Peace Operations Training Institute.
GALVÃO TELES, P., MARTINS, D. (2017). O Tribunal Penal Internacional : desafios atuais, Relações internacionais, Nº 54.
ICRC (2015). International Humanitarian Law. Geneva: ICRC.
JOSEPH, S., McBETH, A. (2010). Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
MANTOVANI DE LIMA, R., BERGAMASCHINE M.D. J. (2016). Responsabilização por violação de direitos humanos e humanitário: Análise dos painéis especiais para o Timor-Leste, Revista da Faculdade de Direito-RFD-UERJ, n. 30, dez.
RIBAS, A.C., CARVALHO, A.P., RAMINA, L. (2017). Processo de Paz na Colômbia: Uma Análise à Luz do Direito Internacional Humanitário, Revista da Faculdade de Direito UFPR, v. 62, n. 1, jan./abr.