International Law

7.5 credits

The scope and purpose of this course is to introduce the central, basic and elementary knowledge of international law. The course provides an introduction to the system of norms, rules, institutions and procedures of international law. The methods of resolving international disputes, the bases of international jurisdiction and other substantive areas of international law are treated, including the laws governing the use of force and international environmental law, which will be explored basically. Further, the course explores the nature and the relevance of international law in the contemporary international world order (in the post-colonial and globalization era) including the role of the so-called Third World in the development of international and human rights law.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.