Public International Law


Public International Law

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Public International Law 2021


*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 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..

*The schedules and modality (virtual or blended) of the courses are subject to modifications according to the provisions of the National and District Government for the management of COVID 19. The dates and times of the sessions can be consulted at

Contemporary international life has become unthinkable without the existence of public international law. Increasingly, international relations have become juridified, while more and more actors (international organizations, individuals, groups, NGOs, and corporations) participate in norm creation, implementation and enforcement. And, as humanity faces unprecedented challenges, the call for more cooperation and regulation is undiminished. This course offers a comprehensive overview of the topic of public international law. It provides students with a broad introduction that will focus on laying a firm foundation of knowledge about the most important doctrines and topics in this field. It will provide students with a solid grasp of the vocabulary of international law (sources, jurisdiction, responsibility, enforcement, etc.), as well as a sense of the context in which international law originates and operates and an understanding of the legal and political institutions that play a role in international law and dispute settlement. Students will also be introduced to the methods prevalent in international legal argumentation as well as the methodology for researching international law. Finally, the course will analyze a broad range of contemporary issues using international legal tools, such as peace and security, the use of force, human rights, humanitarian law, criminal law, diplomatic and consular protection, amongst others.

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.



The teaching and learning strategies in the course will be based on critical pedagogical principles, including the use of creative and participatory activities, which will encourage the students to share their experiences and critically reflect on concepts, theories, issues and practices related to peace studies. Several case studies involving group work will form an integral part of the pedagogy Students will be required to come to class prepared, and attentiveness and participation will constitute a portion of the final grade. Students will be required to complete an exam at the end of the course, as well as assignments during the course.


30% attendance and participation in class

  • Attendance and Absences Regular attendance in all classes is expected.


Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions and assignments, including individual or group work, simulations, role plays, debates, quizzes etc.

Participation refers to ‘informed’ participation. Therefore, it is expected that students will have done the readings assigned for the session prior to coming to the class.

70% Final Exam

Students will be given an open book exam consisting of 7 questions by email on the day following the end of the class. Each answer must be written in 500 to 750 words. Each question will carry 10% of the total grade for the course. Students must submit the answers by email to the course instructor at within 3 days.


Mihir Kanade

Dr. Mihir Kanade (India) is the Academic Director of the University for Peace (established by the UN General Assembly), the Head of its Department of International Law, and the Director of the UPEACE Human Rights Centre. He is also an adjunct faculty at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio (Spain), Cheikh Anta Diop University (Senegal), and Long Island University (United States). He serves as the academic co-coordinator of the LLM programme in Transnational Crime and Justice offered at the UNICRI, Turin, Italy. His principal area of academic research and study is Public International Law, Human Rights and Globalization. Prior to academia, Dr. Kanade practiced for several years as a lawyer at the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He holds a LL.B from Nagpur University (India) and a Master degree and Doctorate from UPEACE.


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.