Vorlesung: Peace and Security in International Law


Vorlesung, 2 SWS, ECTS-Studium, ECTS-Credits: 6
Zeit und Ort: Mo 14:15 - 15:45, LMS6 - R.11[Gr.Hörsaal PC]
vom 9.4.2018 bis zum 9.7.2018

Prüfungstermine: siehe UNIVIS und OLAT

Voraussetzungen/ Organisatorisches

ACHTUNG: Der 2. Prüfungstermin ist nur IPIR-Studierenden offen. (Hinweis: Bitte seien Sie pünktlich am 8.10.2018, 14.00 Uhr s.t. in dem angegebenen Hörsaal. Die Prüfung dauert 2 Stunden und wird zusammen mit der Prüfung "Staatsrecht III" durchgeführt). Sollten Sie an beiden Prüfungen teilnehmen wollen, können Sie sich die Reihenfolge aussuchen.

This course is primarily directed – on a voluntary basis – at law students enrolled in “International and European Law” as their major field of study (Schwerpunktbereich 6), and – as an elective subject – at students enrolled in the M.A. Programme “International Law and International Politics”. Law students with other fields of specialisation or students of other disciplines interested in the subject matter are welcome to participate. Basic knowledge of Public International Law as taught in the course “Public International Law I” (winter term) will be expected.


Attempts to restrict the sovereign ‘right to go to war’ (jus ad bellum) by means of international law have a long history. Not until the 20th century, however, has the quest for ‘peace through law’ resulted in an international ban on wars of aggression (Kellogg Briand Pact of 1928). Since 1945, the Charter of the United Nations outlaws the inter-State use of force, except in situations of self-defence or under a mandate by the U.N. Security Council. Legally, the idea of ‘the jus ad bellum has thus been replaced by a jus contra bellum. After tracing the legal development up to the U.N. Charter, the course focuses on the U.N. system of international peace and security as laid out in Chapters VI, VII and VIII of the Charter, with a special emphasis on the prohibition of the use of force and the Chapter VII powers of the Security Council. Another focus will be on today’s challenges to this system, especially those posed by international terrorism and grave violations of human rights which the Council repeatedly has failed to address adequately. Current events will, unfortunately, provide ample examples for discussion.
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Erwartete Teilnehmerzahl: 50