What is a PhD in International Law?

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International Law is the study of the legal responsibilities that govern the interactions and relations between countries around the world. It examines various types of global problems and concerns, like human rights, international crime, international waters, world trade, warfare, migration, and so on.

According to the United Nations (UN), the main principles of International Law are promoting human rights, limiting the right to use force against other sovereign states, and prohibiting the acquisition of other territories by force.

International Law is also known as Law of Nations or Public International Law. Students can choose from different subdisciplines, such as International Humanitarian Law, International Refugee Law, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, and others.

People who want to study International Law can expect to take classes in Legal Methods and Legal Systems, Law History, Political Violence, European Union (EU) Law, Legal Theory, Humanitarian Law, Environmental Law, Criminal Law, etc.

International Law graduates are prepared for future government positions as well as to work in departments that address issues such as international relations, European integration and legal reconciliation. Other career paths include private law firms that deal with international business transactions, international and non-profit organisations as well as intergovernmental organisations.

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