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Law and Sustainability

Achieving sustainability is a key goal of modern societies and will remain a priority challenge for future generations. Students will learn how sustainability challenges are dealt with in the legal order at the international, European Union, and national levels. The summer school will address how the law can buttress sustainability, but also how it can create obstacles to the realisation of sustainability objectives. This complex relationship is the subject of the Summer School on Law and Sustainability.

Introduction to the International Law of the Sea

The current regime for the oceans is built on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 (LOSC). This framework convention divides the oceans in coastal state maritime zones and international areas. In all these areas the legal regime seeks to maintain a balance between the rights, interests and obligations of individual states and the international community’s interests. In this course, an introduction is provided to the law that regulates the oceans.

Introduction to Public International Law

The Public International Law course will look at the role of international law in responding to today's global challenges. Together, we will examine the nature and function of international law, its sources and subjects, international dispute settlement, questions of jurisdiction and immunities, state responsibility, as well as international security law.

Current challenges in EU law

This course will challenge you to understand and to critically assess the role of EU law in responding to the major challenges the EU is currently facing. It will involve discussing issues ranging from the economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic to the difficulties in enforcing the rule of law in the Member States and the EU’s response to climate change. A special focus will be dedicated to the Digitalization of society and to issues of European Criminal Justice. Participants will be exposed to different teaching methods, including a negotiation exercise.

International Human Rights Law: An Introduction

Interested in learning about human rights? This one-week online introduction course focuses on the major features of international human rights law. It begins by examining the philosophical and political bases of human rights and then explores human rights documents and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights at the international and regional levels. Particular attention will be paid to issues of equality and discrimination, including on grounds of sex and race. Through lectures, interactive working groups and expert panels, participants will gain an understanding of the various elements - and their interplay - involved in this field.

European Competition Law and Economics: Cartels and Other Evils

This course deals with the effects of European Competition Law on the behavior of businesses in the European Union (EU). An effective common market within the EU requires a fair and undistorted competition. Hence the European Commission (EC) vigorously attacks cartels and abuses of power by monopolists. A recent example of a Cartel is the ‘cooperation’ between 7 seven international banks – Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan, and MUFG by participating in a foreign exchange spot trading cartel. In this case the European Commission imposed a total fine of € 1.07 billion in 2019.