International Law in Context: A View From Latin American


International Law in Context: A View From Latin American

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International Law in Context: A View From Latin American


*If you are in Colombia $3.211.000 COP

*If you are abroad 842 USD 

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Schedule: Monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m..

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This course introduces and explores the main topics of public international law with special attention to the Latin American context. It examines the nature and structure of international legal arguments in historical perspective and contemporary practice, considering the regional experience of Latin America. The course’s main assumption is that international law looks different in different locations of the world, despite the universalist pull of the international legal argument. In this setting, the course will analyze the fundamental elements of international law in relation to the particularities of the Latin American context. Specialized international law regimes will also be assessed in connection to specific issues of the regional experience. The course aims to enable students to engage deeply with the foundations of international law, but also to promote a critical understanding of the ways in which international legal practice takes shape in the regional context.

Requirements: Have finished or being currently studying an undergraduate degree.

Language: English.

Este curso hace parte del portafolio de materias de pregrado y posgrado de la Universidad  abiertas a todo público.

Al participar en este curso podrás vivir la experiencia Uniandina, acceder a contenidos de calidad, tomar  clases con estudiantes regulares, acceder al sistema de bibliotecas de Uniandes y participar en las actividades culturales que esta Universidad te ofrece.


By the end of this course, students should:

  • Become familiar with the breadth and subjects of international economic law
  • Be able to analyze and discuss the history and political context of the international economic system
  • Understand the structure and functions of the Bretton Woods institutions and the differences between them
  • Understand the role of law within these institutions and how regulation affects different actors in the international economic environment
  • Be able to critically assess the philosophy, performance, and impact of international economic regimes and institutions
  • Be able to analyze real world issues in light of international economic law In addition, students should develop their skills, including:
  • Interpersonal communication skills – mastering the legal terminology of international economic law through exposure, repetition, and use in class
  • Legal skills – improving their skills in analyzing and interpreting legal texts (such as cases and treaties) and critically assessing judgments of international dispute settlement bodies
  • Technology skills – learning to work with resource databases
  • Cultural sensitivity and diversity – feeling comfortable working with different legal systems and traditions, applying comparative principles
  • Critical thinking – developing the ability to analyze, compare, and critique different legal approaches to problem solving 


Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Veçoso

Fabia Veçoso is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Laureate Program in International Law. Her research project focuses on the emergence and circulation of the principle of non-intervention in Latin America in the twentieth century. The project explores the ways in which Latin American lawyers engaged with the vocabulary of international law aiming to challenge practices of foreign intervention in the region. This historical exploration of regional understandings of intervention and non-intervention seeks to open space for critically grasping the role of international law in projects of spatial ordering, enabling a detailed interrogation about the different regional sensibilities that are being articulated in Latin America today under the international legal vocabulary.


Eventualmente la Universidad puede verse obligada, por causas de fuerza mayor a cambiar sus profesores o cancelar el programa. En este caso el participante podrá optar por la devolución de su dinero o reinvertirlo en otro curso de Educación Continua que se ofrezca en ese momento, asumiendo la diferencia si la hubiere.

La apertura y desarrollo del programa estará sujeto al número de inscritos. El Departamento/Facultad (Unidad académica que ofrece el curso) de la Universidad de los Andes se reserva el derecho de admisión dependiendo del perfil académico de los aspirantes.