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International Law, Peace and Post-Conflict Transitions

International Law, Peace and Post-Conflict Transitions is an interdisciplinary course that focuses on the role of international law in peace processes and post-conflict transitions.

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International Law, Peace and Post-Conflict Transitions is given as an elective course within the framework of the summer programme at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. 

Read more about the Summer Programme at the Department of Law

The course focuses on the role of international law in peace processes and post-conflict transitions, including in relation to negotiation and mediation, security, transitional governance, constitutional reform, amnesties and transitional justice. In addition to the legal framework, it examines from an interdisciplinary and critical perspective, the practical role and effects of international law (if any). 

  • Course structure

    Follow the link below to read more about the course details.

    Syllabus - International Law, Peace and Post-Conflict Transitions


    Teaching format

    The class is taught through a series of discussion seminars in which students apply and critically discuss international law in relation to real life examples. Students prepare for seminars through listening to recorded lectures and independent reading. The language of instruction is English.  


    The course is examined on the basis of active participation in the compulsory participation elements of the course and a home examination.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • More information

    Course director 

    The course director and main teacher is lecturer William Underwood. Read more about William on the following page:

    Meet the teachers from our Summer Programme

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    The Departement

    Read more about education at the Department of Law at Stockholm University on our homepage.

    Education - Department of Law 


  • Contact

    Questions regarding our summer courses are answered by our Office of International Affairs: