The Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) is offering free online course on International Law. The course will extensively rely on judgments and advisory opinions of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN).
In this eight-week course, applicants will learn how International law is made, applied and enforced, and learn about its basic rules. The course will start on September 14, 2017.
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Course At A Glance
Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 4-6 hours per week
Institution: Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) and edX
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Course starts on September 14, 2017
The Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), founded in 1425, is one of Europe’s oldest universities. The university has more than 28,000 students from bachelor’s level to doctorate and adult continuing education, in all disciplines. With its main campus located in Louvain-la-Neuve, next to Brussels, the university attracts every year 5,000 international students from more than 120 countries. UCL is ranked first among Belgium’s French-speaking universities (QS World University Ranking).
About This Course
International law can be considered as the law of the international community, the law that governs relations between States. But it also relates to what international organizations do and, increasingly, it concerns individuals, corporations, NGO’s and other non-state actors.
As the world becomes more interdependent and more complex, and as new institutions are put in place to make international law real and more effective, international law is an exciting expanding field. Never before has it been so much relied upon, used and developed. Despite their differences in size, power, culture, religion and ideologies, states rely on international law to cooperate and to coexist; they speak the language of international law and international law serves them as an important common language.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English. Applicants can get a verified certificate.
- How and by whom international law is made, by whom it must be respected and how it is applied
- What happens when binding rules are breached and how is it possible to seek justice in this world
Pierre d’Argent is full professor at the University of Louvain in Belgium, where he holds the Public International Law Chair.
No prior knowledge in the study of law is required, only curiosity about international law. However, students with poor familiarity with legal concepts and legal language might have more difficulty understanding certain notions.
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