Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
KHK5246 Basic Issues of International Law II Fall 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. CEREN ZEYNEP PİRİM
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The Course aims to provide in depth knowledge on the principles governing contemporary international relations. Within this framework, the course will establish the rules on fundamental principles of international law including the prohibition on the use of force, the obligation to resolve international disputes peacefully, diplomatic and sovereign immunity and international responsibility.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Define The Concept of Recognition in International Law
II. Recognize different types of Recognition
III. Recognize the Customary Rules on State Succession
IV. Recognize the various instruments of peaceful dispute resolution in international law
V. Determine the rules on the use of force in International Law
VI. Recognize the immunity of States and State functions
VII. Analyze situations engendering the Responsibility of the State
VIII. Analyze applicable situations of International Humanitarian Law
IX. Determine the main concepts of the Law of the Sea
X. Evaluate the legal framework of contemporary international relations

Course Content

1. Week: Recognition in International Law
2.Week : State Succession
3.Week : Peaceful Resolution of International Disputes
4.Week : Prohibition on the Use of Force in International Law
5.Week : International Responsibility
6.Week : Diplomatic Protection
7.Week : Clinical study
8.Week : Midterm
9.Week : Diplomatic and Consular Relations
10.Week : International Humanitarian Law
11.Week : The International Protection of the Environment
12.Week : Law of the Sea
13.Week : Clinical study
14. Week :Review For The Final Exam

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Recognition in International Law
2) State Succession
3) Peaceful Resolution of International Disputes
4) Prohibition on the Use of Force in International Law
5) International Responsibility
6) Diplomatic Protection
7) Clinical Study
8) Mid-Term
9) Diplomatic and Consular Relations
10) International Humanitarian Law
11) The International Protection of the Environment
12) Law of the Sea
13) Clinical Study
14) General Review of the Course
15) Final Exam


Course Notes / Textbooks: Hüseyin Pazarcı, Uluslararası Hukuk, 2011; Antonio Cassesse, International Law, 2003; M. Shaw, International Law, 2003, Pellet – Dallier, Droit international public, 2009; Combacau – Sur, Droit international public, 2004
References: Diğer kaynaklar ders sırasında dağıtılacaktır.
Other references shall be provided during the course.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 2 % 40
Presentation 1 % 30
Final 1 % 30
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Presentations / Seminar 1 40 40
Homework Assignments 2 30 60
Midterms 1 10 10
Final 1 40 40
Total Workload 192

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Has the knowledge on the different areas of the public law. 3
2) Has the knowledge of legal regulations, judicial decisions and the scientific evaluations related to them. 2
3) Develops her fundamental public law knowledge. 3
4) Has the knowledge on the protection measures in the criminal procedure law. 1
5) Has the knowledge on the adminstrative law issues. 1
6) Has the knowledge on the European Union criminal law. 1
7) Has the knowledge on the European Union's legislation and institutions. 3
8) Has the knowledge on the international and comparative public law. 5
9) Has the knowledge on the tax law. 1
10) Has the knowledge on the political and juridical basis of the State. 1
11) Has the knowledge on the Human Rights law. 4
12) Establishes the relation between the public law and the other social sciences. 1