Name of Course Public International Law II
Course Code LAC5233
Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme To educate and expose the students with necessary knowledge on contemporary themes of Public International Law
Semester and Year offered Semester 8 (Year 4)
Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O


14 13 16 28 14 4 3 120
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:

  1. Display knowledge and principles on public international law in relation to fundamental rights, humanities, international economy, maritime, environment and dispute resolution (LO2-P4);
  2. Display research skills through tasks given during tutorials and assignment papers (LO4-P4);
  3. Display international legal principles deriving from various sources of international law in solving wide-ranging international legal issues of the contemporary world relating to the topics taught. (LO7-P4)
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.

Assessment strategy:

•          Formative

•          Summative

Synopsis This course will provide an in-depth understanding of public international law issues, beginning with matters on the law of the sea. This course provides an overview of issues pertaining to human rights, humanitarian law, environmental law as well as economic law. . Students will also learn the scope of these international legal mechanism and how they regulate the relationship between one country to the other.
Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion and presentation.
Assessment Methods and Types
  Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 40%
2. Final examination 60%
  Total: 100%
Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
Content Outline and the SLT per Topic

Week Topic
1-2 International Law of the Sea
3-4 International Human Rights Law
5-6 International Humanitarian Law
7-8 International Environmental Law
9-10 International Trade Law
11 International Space Law
12-13 International Economic Law
14 Islamic Public International Law
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.

Related Cases

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.