The overall goal of this e-Course is to provide participants with the fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge of the key issues of the International Law of Treaties, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the provisions of the universal conventions as the sources of International Law of Treaties and to develop critical skills of analysis and interpretation of cases regarding contemporary practice.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
•Demonstrate profound understanding of the basic notions, sources, and principles of the Law of Treaties;
•Distinguish different stages of the conclusion of a treaty and differentiate between termination and suspension of treaties;
•Explain the concept of invalidity of treaties and identify its legal consequences;
•Analyze and interpret treaty provisions using international judicial decisions and opinions in the area of International Law of Treaties;
•Identify and apply the rules and procedures of International Law of Treaties to practical cases and find the relevant sources of law and build legal arguments;
•Apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills to their professional activities in fields related to the Law of Treaties for example, preparation of a draft of a treaty, or participation in negotiations and international conferences on the elaboration and adoption of an international treaty.
The Course consists of four modules:
The e-Course on the Law of Treaties will be conducted in English and delivered over 4 weeks starting on Monday, 19 November. Each one of the four modules is to be completed within a week. The successful completion of the Course requires four weeks of committed study, with an average study-time of 10 hours per week.