|Name of Course||Public International Law I|
|Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme||To introduce the concept, theory, practice and usage of international law, sources of international law and concept of state territory, jurisdiction and immunity from international law perspective.|
|Semester and Year offered||Semester 8 (Year 4)|
|Student Learning Time
|Credit Value||3 (120 / 40 = 3)|
|Pre-requisite (if any)||None|
|Learning outcomes||Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:
|Transferable skills||Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through a process of lectures and tutorials.|
|Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy||Teaching-learning strategy:
The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.
|Synopsis||This course introduces students the basic principles, theory and practise of international law. Students will be exposed to the definition, nature and historical background of the establishment and development of international law. Students will be exposed to the sources of international law which include treaties, international customary law, general principles of law, decision of international court and unilateral action including other sources of law. The development and the sources of international Islamic law will also be discussed. This course will explain the relationship of international law and municipal law including the usage of international law within the ambit of municipal law. This course will also elaborate on the development of international law subject and the main characteristics which form the subject. Further, this course will include discussion which involves main principles relating to territorial, rights, responsibility and jurisdiction of a certain state, element of responsibility of a particular state, controlling steps and prevention from violation of international law including immunity from international law. Reference to cases which were decided by the International Court, treaties, United Nation Convention and international agreements were streamlined in accordance with the need of the syllabus.|
|Mode of Delivery||Lecture, tutorial, class discussion and presentation.|
|Assessment Methods and Types||
|Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes||Refer to attachment|
|Content Outline and the SLT per Topic
|Main references||1. Abdul Ghafur Hamid. 2007. Public International Law: A Practical Approach. 2nd Edn. Kuala Lumpur: Prentice Hall.
2. Ian Brownlie. 2003. Principles of Public International Law. 6th Edn. London: Oxford University Press.
3. Martin Dixon. 2005. Textbook on International Law. 5th Edn. London: Oxford University Press.
4. D.J Harris. 2004. Cases and Material on International Law. 6th Ed. London: Sweet & Maxwell.
|Additional references||1. Antonio Cassese. 2001. International Law. London. Oxford University Press
2. Peter Malanczuk. 1997. Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law. 7th revised Edn. London: Routledge.
3. Tunku Sofiah Jewa. 1996. Public International Law: A Malaysian Perspective. Vol. I & II. Kuala Lumpur: Pacifica Publications.
4. Malcom De Evans. 2003. International Law. 1st Edn. London: Oxford University Press.
5. R. Jennings and A.Watts (eds). 1996. Oppenheim’s International Law. Vol. 1. Peace. London Longman.
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