Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
LAW IN LARGE METROPOLIS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 16 Language of tuition : English
tions, 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 victims of armed conﬂict, as well as the “Hague Law”, whose provisions relate to limitations or prohibitions of speciﬁc means and methods of warfare, as well as the 1977 Additional Protocols. Their application will be put into perspective, having in mind that today's armed conﬂict are mainly non-international, and that the methods of warfare are progressively changing. The inﬂuence of new actors (armed groups, peacekeepers, multinational companies) and new types of arms and means of warfare (drones, cyber) will thus form an important part of the course. Required reading : D. Fleck (ed.), The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law, Oxford University Press, 2013 ; E. David, F. Tulkens, D. Vandermeersch, International Humanitarian
Teachers : Menno VAN DER VEEN (Teacher University of Amsterdam). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : 15 minutes presentation. Students will look into a speciﬁc legal arrangement that they will describe and reﬂect on its meaning for the planning practice in the country. Pedagogical Method : 4 x 4. Course Description : In the course we will look at the legal dimensions of urban planning. We will touch upon various types of law and discuss speciﬁc examples. Students will be invited to describe a speciﬁc legal arrangement in a country of their choice from the perspective of (urban) planning. They will be asked to reﬂect on the legal dimensions of their ﬁeld and how law, as a system, interplays with other dimensions (such as the economic and the political) of planning. The course will have a theoretical part and a more practical part in which we will discuss one or more speciﬁc cases. Required reading : Emily Talen, City Rules : How Regulations Affect Urban Form. Washington, D.C, Island Press, 2011 ; Gerald E. Frug, "The City as a Legal Concept", 93 Harvard Law Review, 1057, 1979-1980, p. 1057 ; James A. Kushner (ed.), Comparative Urban Planning Law, Carolina Academic Press, 2003, p. 560 ; OECD, Competitive Cities in the Global Economy, 2006 ; OECD, Administrative organization of metropolitan areas, in Regions at a Glance, 2013.
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 rela1486