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Core Courses


Optional Courses (5 ECTS each)

  • International Human Rights Law
    The course discusses in considerable depth the architecture of the international system of human rights protection while focusing on specific substantive issues as a means to further delve into its operation in practice.
  • Law of the Sea
    The purpose of this module is to provide students with a profound understanding of the law applicable to one of the most dynamic areas of international law, the international law of the sea. The seas are critical to States interests and human prosperity, being a highway for commerce, a shared resource and a conduit for threats to security.
  • Law of the World Trade Organisation
    The aim of this module is to offer students a thorough understanding of the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  • International Air, Space and Telecommunications Law
    The course aims to provide an in-depth approach to international air, space and telecommunications law and highlight, as well as analyze, the challenges that arise for international law by the interaction of these areas of activity.

  • Diplomatic and Consular Law
    This module covers the regulation of diplomatic and consular relations under public international law. It provides students with a thorough analysis of the sources and content of diplomatic and consular law, focusing on the practice and literature in applying the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

  • International Humanitarian Law
    This module will examine in detail the basic rules and principles of IHL, delineating their scope and their interplay.

  • Fundamentals of EU Law
    This course introduces students to the specific features of the EU as an autonomous legal order of a constitutional nature and its relationship with national and international law.

  • The EU Internal Market: Economic Freedoms and Competition
    This module introduces the students to the founding economic model of the EU and the principles and mechanisms of the EU internal market, namely free movement of goods, persons, services, and capitals, as well as free competition.

  • Fundamental Rights Protection in the EU
    This course introduces the students to the mechanisms of fundamental rights protection in the European Union.

  • EU External Relations Law
    The course highlights the main features of the legal and institutional framework for the European Union (EU) external relations.

  • International Environmental and Energy Law
    Building on a robust foundation of international law, the course discusses the peculiarities of international environmental law regarding the sources of its norms and the repercussions of their breach.
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration
    This module addresses the foundations, rules and policy underlying the contemporary international investment law regime, and aims at providing students with a solid understanding of how international investment arbitration works.

  • Business and Human Rights
    This module is one of the optional modules offered in the spring semester of studies in the area of public international law although it is also open for selection by all students, including especially those interested in corporate or labour law. The course discusses in considerable depth the presence of businesses in a globalized market and their impact on human rights, labour rights, environmental concerns and sustainable development.
  • International Law and Domestic Courts
    The module will cover a variety of topics with respect to the interpretation and application of international law in domestic courts, engaging into a thorough analysis from different micro and macro perspectives.
  • Diplomacy through Experts
    The course aims to deepen understanding in international institutional law, international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice. It builds on interactions with diplomats and practitioners who will share their expertise on multilateral diplomacy and current issues of global diplomacy.
  • Cybersecurity and International Law
    The course seeks to outline the threats to cybersecurity, by taking into consideration the relevant international practice as well as by providing a thorough reflection on future challenges.
  • EU Tax Law
    This course explores the integration process in the field of taxation through primary and secondary EU law, as interpreted by the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), and it focuses on recent developments at the European level and their interaction with OECD initiatives in the field of taxation.

  • The EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: EU Governance and Security
    This module introduces students to the specific features of the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ).

  • EU Economic and Monetary Union Law
    The course highlights the main features of the legal and institutional framework for the European Union’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

  • Environmental Law and EU Internal Market
    The module focusses on the dynamic character of EU environmental law as parameter of the global commitment to sustainable development. It aims at providing students with a thorough understanding of the use of legal rules for the protection of the environment and their close relation with the internal market.

  • International and European Banking Law
    The course covers the key elements of EU banking regulation, as these were shaped under the constant influence of international financial standards (namely, those developed, inter alia, by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Financial Stability Board).