shape the current democracies in Latin America. Rather than pointing to the democratic commonalities through the continent, this course examines how evolving patterns of state-society relations underlie the “varieties of democracy” in contemporary Latin America. The course aims to develop a historical and comparative approach to state-society relations in LA. Are there particular and distinctive trajectories in the slow process of democratization in the LA countries ? For sure, there is not a single common democratic trajectory in the continent ; but neither is each country absolutely unique. The goal in this course, hence, is to explore the main trajectories of democratization in LA, approaching this issue in a comparative and historical perspective. Finally, understanding Latin American politics also requires a cultural insight of politics in the region. In that sense, during the semester, in addition to the academic reading, students will have to read a classic novel on Latin American politics. Required reading : Conversación en la Catedral "Conversation in the Cathedral", Mario Vargas Llosa.
examine the law and the role of States, non states armed groups, international organizations, NGOs and international and domestic tribunals. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Sara AMINI (Conseillère indépendante). Prerequisite : The course is aimed at university students of international law, international relations, politics and other areas, who want to gain knowledge in the ﬁeld of the law of armed conﬂict. (Basic) knowledge in international law is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : 40% of the grading will be made on the basis of presentations - two students being asked to present a pre-deﬁned subject during each course, and previously send their presentation via email ; 10% on participation in class ; 50% will be based on the ﬁnal exam. Workload : Students will have to prepare each course by the compulsory reading of a general manual on the law of armed conﬂict. Students doing the presentation will have to work on rules, case-law and doctrine on the chosen subject. Pedagogical method : The course will be made of three parts : The ﬁrst one will be a one-hour presentation of the subject by the instructor ; The second part will consist in one 20-minute presentation made by two students, followed by a class discussion ; The third part will consist of a case study based on the course which all the students will be asked to work on. Course Description : This course will aim at the study of rules governing the conduct of international and non-international armed conﬂict. Students will acquire knowledge of the “Geneva Law”, mainly concerned with the protection of the 1573
LAW AND CONFLICT
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Delphine DOGOT (Etudiante Doctorante), William SCHABAS (Professor of International Law), Sharon WEILL (Chercheur). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Oral presentation (group work) 30% ; ﬁnal paper 60% ; oral participation during the class 10%. Course Description : The course is intended to address the role that various branches of law and enforcement mechanisms play during conﬂicts, notably general public international law on the use of force, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law and international refugee law. During the course we will examine different situations of conﬂict, focusing each lecture on a topic or a case study in which we will critically