The Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice is a research centre and is, as such, not directly involved in education. However, SCILJ is a part of the law department of Stockholm University, and members of SCILJ direct and teach at the courses offered by the department. In addition to the basic course in public international law, which is a part of the law programme, the department also offers five advanced courses in international law:
Human Rights in a Global Perspective
The goal of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain deeper insight in the area of international human rights law.
International Criminal Law
After the course, a student should be able to
• identify legal issues relevant for the subject fields of the course
• identify non-legal factors that contribute to adoption of the legal norms discussed during the course
• apply the legal rules dealt with during the course
• conduct an inquiry in one of the subject fields of the course and present the result in written as well as in verbal form
International Law and the Economy
The purpose of the course is to give the students an understanding of the legal principles and mechanisms governing international economic law (IEcL) – including trade law, investment law, financing law and the law of development – and how they relate to other fields of international law. After the course the students should be able to critically assess and apply the core principles and methodology of IEcL.
Business and Human Rights
The course examines how human rights and business impact one another, from both a theoretical and a practical-legal perspective. The course will discuss the degree to which businesses are bound by human rights standards. It will also discuss state obligations to protect individuals from corporate related human rights harm and to regulate corporate behavior; with regard to companies operating within the state’s territory as well as abroad (extraterritorial obligations). The course will also discuss remediation for victims of corporate related human rights abuse. The course will analyse corporate self-regulation through codes and policies, non- or quasi binding standards developed by e.g. industry associations, IGOs, NGOs or multi-stakeholder initiatives. Further, the course will analyze how human rights standards can be enforced through domestic tort and contract law, as well as how human rights obligations can be accommodated into national company law. The course should be of interest for students that seem relevant jobs in multinational companies, law-firms, human rights organisations and government.
Rule of Law, Legal Reform and International Organisations
The course deals with the importance of law and legal institutions to economic development and good governance, to peace and security and to reconciliation and democratization. Special attention is given to the concept of rule of law and to the role of the EU and other international and non-governmental organizations for the promotion of the rule of law and for combating corruption. Specific issues addressed are access to justice, crisis management in post-conflict situations, reform projects, etc.
A number of other courses are also offered in English. Please consult the law department’s website for more information »