This programme is designed to provide participants with in-depth knowledge of international law that responds to increasing challenges and complexity in the international legal order in the era of globalization. One notable impact of such a development is that international law has become increasingly detailed and specific. Matters that it deals with include disputes, security, cyber space, state jurisdictions and conflict of laws, international trade, and immigration, to name but a few. In order to expose the participants to this broad spectrum of international issues, they can choose to specialize in any one of three areas of international law by following its ‘specialization courses’ in addition to the requisite core courses. These areas of specialization are Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, International Trade Law, and Maritime Law.

Programme Requirements

  • 6 core courses
  • 4 specialization courses
  • 2 elective courses

Core courses

  • Law Research Methodology
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • The Law of the United Nations & Regulation of the Use of Force
  • International Environmental Law
  • Foundation of International Law
  • Islamic International Law

Specialisation Courses

Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Human Rights in Islam

International Trade Law

  • The Law of the World Trade Organization: The General Framework
  • International Trade Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • The Law of the World Trade Organization: Special Issues

Maritime Law

  • Shipping Law
  • International Maritime Environmental Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea

Elective Courses

  • Global Issues in Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Women’s Rights and Gender Issues
  • Law of International Institutions
  • Private International Law
  • International Labour Law