Rule of Law, Legal Reform and International Organisations
15 credits cr.
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The course Rule of Law, Legal Reform and International Organisations deals with the importance of law and legal institutions to economic development and good governance, to peace and security and to reconciliation and democratization.
Rule of Law, Legal Reform and International Organisations is offered as an elective course within the law program but also as an independent course at the Department of Law, Stockholm University.
The course deals with the importance of law and legal institutions to economic development and good governance, to peace and security and to reconciliation and democratization. Special attention is given to the concept of rule of law and to the role of the EU and other international and non-governmental organizations for the promotion of the rule of law and for combating corruption. Specific issues addressed are access to justice, crisis management in post-conflict situations, reform projects, etc.
The purpose of the course is to give the student an enhanced understanding of methodological and theoretical problems associated with international reform work and the transfer of legal models (legal transplants) to developing countries and transition economies. Another major purpose is to provide training in scholarly methods in law and adjacent fields.
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Syllabus - Rule of Law, Legal Reform and International Organisations (only available in Swedish)
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Teaching consists of lectures and seminars in which theoretical and methodological perspectives are intermingled with experiences from practical reform work, etc. Teaching is conducted in English.
Examination is conducted through compulsory and active attendance at the seminars, authorship of an essay, acting as opponent vis-à-vis another student’s essay, and finally a written examination. All seminars, lectures and examinations shall be in English
ScheduleThe 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.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.
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