Course Description

601:639. International Relations & International Law-a Central European Perspective (2)


On the basis of a collection of concrete legal questions which the legal department of the Austrian foreign ministry had to deal with in recent years (short texts in English will be provided), the course will address the political issues Austria and other Central European states are currently confronted with as well as their approach to general issues of international law. The role of the European Union (EU), the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will be discussed as well as the impact of regional judicial institutions. Students will be invited to make short presentations on the basis of the material provided to serve as basis for discussion in the course.