Study programme and level
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Written exam taking into account active student participation in lectures (oral presentation, etc.).
Content (Syllabus outline)
The content of the course is based on the defined goal: study legally relevant issues based on secondary literature (doctrines), and in particular on primary sources (statutes, founding treaties and other legal acts of international organizations); the emergence of international organizations; their legal nature; the main types of international organizations; the general (common) characteristics of their organizational structure; the general characteristics of decision-making in international organizations and the acts they adopt; the legal and political effects of their decisions; the problem of the responsibility of international organizations and their members for violations of the law; legal aspects of the work of country representatives in international organizations and representatives of international organizations in countries; the delineation of international organizations from NGOs; special operational issues of so-called international organizations with national authorizations.
The UN, NATO, the UN Specialized Agencies, the OSCE, and the IAEA will be dealt with as specific issues, based on their founding acts. The legal aspects of their organizational structure, competences, membership, decision-making, decision-making effect, etc. will be dealt with separately for each of these organizations. In relation to the UN, particular emphasis will be placed on legal issues related to the protection of peace (the functioning and problems of the UN Security Council), the protection of human rights, the realization of the right of nations to self-determination, disarmament, and the problems of UN reform, especially the UN Security Council and the role of the UN in the development and codification of international law. In relation to NATO, particular emphasis will be placed on decision-making, the definition of “casus foederis” and “defended territory” in the Washington Treaty, and to the new legal aspect of NATO’s role in the world and its functioning within the powers conferred by the UN Security Council.
In relation to specialized agencies, particular emphasis will be placed on the legal issues of their involvement in the UN system.
In the context of the OSCE issues, the focus will be on its legal personality, the manner of decision-making and the nature of its decisions.
In relation to the IAEA, particular emphasis will be placed on the legal issue of its role and monitoring in the prevention of the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Objectives and competences
Intended learning outcomes
Understand the key legal issues in the functioning of international organizations at the general level, and especially in the case of the UN, NATO, Specialized Agencies, OSCE and IAEA. The problems of the EU, its functioning and the main legal issues arising from the Treaty of Lisbon are excluded from the subject “International organizations law”, as they are dealt with in a special subject and other subjects. Graduates should acquire knowledge and understanding of the work of international organizations to be able to operate within them, and to understand the functioning and effect of the UN, NATO, IAEA and OSCE in Slovenia and regarding the interests of the Republic of Slovenia.
Learning and teaching methods
Lectures and the active participation of students (oral presentations, written papers); studies (primarily) of primary sources and compulsory and optional study literature.
Defined in the habilitation documentation.
- Ustanovna listina OZN.
- Washingtonska pogodba NATO.
- Helsinška sklepna listina (KEVS).
- Pariška listina OVSE.
- Statut IAEA.
- Sporazum NPT.
- Temeljni akti WB in IMF
- Petrič, Zunanja politika, Založba ZRC SAZU, 2010 (izbrana poglavja).
Diplomiral je leta 1960 z univerzitetno Prešernovo nagrado na Pravni fakulteti v Ljubljani, leta 1965 pa doktoriral iz pravnih znanosti. Po prvi zaposlitvi na Inštitutu za narodnostna vprašanja je bil najprej docent in izredni profesor nato pa redni profesor za mednarodno pravo in mednarodne odnose na sedanji Fakulteti za družbene vede. Objavil je številne članke in razprave v domačih in tujih strokovnih publikacijah in šest knjig, od tega štiri s področja mednarodnega prava
- Mednarodno pravno varstvo manjšin [The International Legal Protection of Minorities],
- Pravica narodov do samoodločbe [The Right of Nations to Self-Determination],
- Pravni status slovenske manjšine v Italiji [The Legal Status of the Slovene Minority in Italy],
- skupaj s prof. M. Pogačnikom Izbrane teme mednarodnega prava [Selected Topics of International Law]
ter temeljno delo o zunanji politiki:
- Zunanja politika – Osnove teorije in praksa [Foreign Policy – The Basics of Theory and Practice], objavljeno tudi v angleščini in albanščini.
Sodeloval je s prispevki na številnih konferencah in posvetovanjih.