International Law II (LAW 202)

Instructor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru Coban Ozturk

Course Description:

The aim of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to international law issues. The course deals with the law of the sea, peaceful settlement of disputes, use of force, human rights, international criminal law and international environmental law. Moreover, major contemporary developments in international relations will be covered according to the rules of international law.


Requirements of the Course:

Students of the course are expected to attend lectures and contribute to class discussions by reading necessary materials. There will be one mid term and one final examination. Final grade will consist of the following:

            Mid Term Exam: 40%

            Final Exam: 60%        


Reading Assignments:

Malcolm N. Shaw, International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). (Textbook of the course)

Martin Dixon, International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Malcolm D. Evans, (ed), International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Antonio Cassese, International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).

eref Ünal, Uluslararas覺 Hukuk (Ankara: Yetkin Yay覺nlar覺, 2005).

Hüseyin Pazarc覺, Uluslararas覺 Hukuk (Ankara: Turhan Kitabevi, 2004).

Necati Polat, Ahlak, Siyaset, iddet: Bir Kuram Olarak Uluslararas覺 Hukuk (襤stanbul: K覺z覺lelma Yay覺nlar覺, 1999).


Lecture Topics:



1-The Law of the Sea

            a- Sources of the Law of the Sea

            b- The Territorial Sea

            c- The Contiguous Zone

            d- The Exclusive Economic Zone

            e- The Continental Shelf

f- The Deep Sea Bed

g- The High Seas

h- Turkish Straits and Aegean Issue

2- International Criminal Law

            a- General Features of International Criminal Law

            b- The Establishment of International Criminal Tribunals

3- Human Rights

            a- The Development of the Law of Human Rights

            b- The Protection of Human Rights under the United Nations

            c- The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

4- International Environmental Law

            a- The Development of International Environmental Law

            b- Sources of International Environmental Law

            c- Enforcement of International Environmental Law

5-The Peaceful Settlement of Disputes

            a- Negotiation

            b- Mediation and Good Offices

            c- Inquiry

            d- Settlement by the United Nations

            e- Conciliation

            f- Settlement by Regional Machinery

            g- Arbitration

            h- The International Court of Justice

            i- Advisory Opinions

6- Use of Force

            a- The Unilateral Use of Force

            b- The Collective Use of Force