Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

“Public International Law” is a compulsory subject delivered during the second semester in year 3 of the Law Degree and the Law & Business Degree Programmes. The subject, together with Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, constitutes the Public Law block. Compulsory subject “European Union Law”, in year 4, is its sequel, to be delivered jointly by the Area of Public International Law and International Relations and the Constitutional Law Area. “Public International Law” intends to present the complexity of the international legal order, characterized by its decentralized nature unlike internal orders. The knowledge acquired through the subject enables students to carry out research, exercise the legal profession, enter the diplomatic corps or hold a position in International Organizations such as United Nations, the European Union or the Council of Europe, among others.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity for oral and written communication.
  • CG10 : Capacity for working in an international context.
  • CG2 : Information and communication technology skills.
  • CG4 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG5 : Develop the capacity for organisation and planning.
  • CG9 : Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Awareness of the importance of Law as a system for regulating social relationships.
  • CE10 : Develop the ethical values and principles of the different legal professions.
  • CE13 : Capacity to create and structure regulations.
  • CE16 : Understand and handle legal research methods and techniques.
  • CE17 : Capacity to apply general legal principles and regulations to factual suppositions.
  • CE2 : Perceive the unitary nature of the legal code and the interdisciplinary vision required for legal problems.
  • CE4 : Capacity to handle legal sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal).
  • CE6 : Capacity to read and interpret legal texts.
  • CE7 : Capacity to write legal documents.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

1. To apply legal argumentation basic contents to the oral and written assignments;

2. To have a critical opinion on the international legal reality;

3. To be able to use the specific language of the international legal order context so as to select the most adequate legal terminology according to the situation;

4. To develop self-learning skills for future studies.






Code: 19024
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 7,50
Theoretical credits: 2,40
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 4,50

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 2,4
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught