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Advanced Course in Public International Law

The Advanced Course in Public International Law aims to provide advanced knowledge of core issues and fundamental principles of public international law and to familiarise students with recent trends.

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The course Advanced Course in Public International Law is given within the framework of the Master of Laws Programme in International Law at the Department of Law, Stockholm University.  

Read more about the Master of Laws Programme in International Law

In this course the foundations of public international law are studied initially, such as its subjects, sources of law, relationship between national and international law, state responsibility, along with jurisdiction and immunity. The course also includes an introduction to and indepth studies of some of the different specialised regulations/topics of public international law such as maritime law, prohibition on the use of force, humanitarian law, the foundations of human rights and peacekeeping operations. The language of instruction is English.  

  • Course structure

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

    Course Guide (583 Kb)

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of an introductory lecture, seminars and lessons. The language of instruction is English. Participation in the introduction and seminars is mandatory.


    The course's learning outcomes are assessed through the individual essay, participation at the seminars, as well as through a written 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.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    • International Law, edited by Malcolm Evans, Oxford University Press, 5th edition, 2018, 976 pp.
    • a few additional texts will be made available to you through the course Athena website
    • the course website will also offer the slides and a synopsis for each lecture

    You are strongly encouraged to order the coursebook well in advance of the course. 

  • More information

    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

    LL.M. Public International Law 

    Course coordinator: 
    Sara Freeman

    Teaching assistant:
    Ivar Berglund

    Course manager: 
    Jarna Petman