19 Sep 2019

PhD course on state responsibility held at WTI

The first PhD course of the new semester took place at the World Trade Institute (WTI) from 9 to 13 September.

The intensive five-day course was designed to give participants a solid understanding of the principles and rules governing state responsibility as well as their crucial importance in the decentralised international legal order.

The aim was that by the end of the course participants would be able to carry out advanced research and provide advice on legal issues related to state responsibility.

Taught by Tarcisio Gazzini, Professor of International Law at the University of East Anglia, England, the course considered the consequences of breaches of international law and examined the responsibility of international organisations. It struck a balance between theory and state practice across international law, including economic law. 

"State responsibility is an important part of any advanced research in relation to international law. However, applying the law on State responsibility to our research questions is often very difficult. I joined the course to advance my knowledge in this area," said PhD canidate in Law, Aylin Yildiz.

"On the last day of the course, we were given a complex case study in order to utilise what we have learned. The lecturer was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the topic, and he guided us throughout the course to help us come up with a legally sound approach to real-life issues regarding state responsibility."