Introduction to International Law

7.5 credits

The course includes an introduction to the system of norms, rules, institutions and procedures of international law that regulates interaction among states, and between states and individuals.

Moreover, we shall examine the nature and sources of international law, the relationship between international law and domestic law, the role of international organizations, the methods of resolving international disputes, state responsibility, jurisdiction of the states, and other selective substantive areas of international law, including the laws governing the use of force, environmental law and the international trade 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.