"This module is a graduate-level seminar class addressing the contemporary issues in international law. The seminar cover three general areas. The first part of the seminar is devoted to general understanding of the international law (the sources, the emergence of new subjects and actors of international law, the fragmentation of the substantives law and the issue of implementation). The second part of the seminar will explore the growing issues raised by the phenomena of globalisation such as the cross-border movement (volunteer or forced movement) of people; the climate changes and the global response; the transnational organised crime (including the terrorism; human traffiquing and money laundering); the conflicts and international peace keeping; the role of TNC is human rights violation and finally the recent development of rules to frame international development activities.
The last part will analyse the recent changes in international adjudication system and the emergences of new forms of adjudications and actors.
"While many people claim to be professional or to act in professional ways, there is a growing demand for moral behavior amongst professionals. Ethics in the exercise of legal profession (deontology) refers to the minimum standards of appropriate conduct within the legal profession. This model aims to identify, discuss and put forward a set of professional rules in relation to relationship between clients, judges, notaries, legal practitioners and lawyers. It mainly involves duties that the members owe one another, their clients, and the courts. This course will provide a values-based approach to ethical professionalism and provide a method of thinking about and dealing with ethical issues in the work place. The course will provide a discussion of what a profession is and what it means to act professionally. It will include a discussion of the features of moral reasoning and provide a case resolution method for dealing with ethical issues of the work place. The course will cover in-depth those values central to legal petitioners such as integrity, respect for persons, principle of legality, and responsibility towards the society and towards the clients.
1. Moral and Ethics
a. Historical and philosophical comments
b. Moral, Ethics and Religion
c. Moral, Ethics and Citizenship
d. Moral, Ethics, social valuation and political valuation
e. Moral, Ethics and State
f. Moral, Ethics and Professional Deontology
2. Professional Deontology
a. Sources and normative typology
b. Conventional and Collegiate
d. International and Supranational
e. Disciplinary power
3. Deontology of the legalProfessions
a. Justice, Law and Laws
b. Major deontological principles
c. Legal Professions and Deontology: Magistrates, Lawyers
d. Arbitrators, Notaries and Registrars and Jurists
4. Ethics in state justice and arbitral justice
5. COMPARATIVE LAW: legal and conventional systems of Macau, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Timor and Brazil."