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„The ultimate globalization of international law education“

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The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, the international law scholars and practitioners (included our Rein Müllerson), States, institutions and other individuals have opened the Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Director of the Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, Ms. Mahnoush H. Arsanjani introduces the library as consisting […]

Democratic Consciense of Europe

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I was kind of disappointed today morning noticing that my blog pictures had disappeared – at least one cannot see my pictures any more appearing at the main page. On the one hand is true that academic texts and pictures do not suit together. I even remember from the period of theology studies that the […]

What is an Academic Institution’s Strategic Plan?

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  As a new lecturer at the Institute of Political Science and Governance of the Tallinn University, I was asked (as were the other academic workers of the Institute) to give my opinion on some issues concerning the work of the Institute, as well as on the general University’s Strategic Plan. Such Strategic development aims […]

International Law Teaching Methods

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Those who cannot directly attend the United Nation’s annual general debate may watch the presentations at the United Nations Webcast The videos and / or texts could be used for teaching international law. Actually, every subject has its own teaching methods some of which may and some of which may not be similar to the […]

On Methodologies of Composing Test Questions

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Composing a Multiple-Choice Test is a difficult task, as the students’ results greatly depend on the understandability of the test questions. The same applies towards all examination questions, whether in the form of a test or not. Thus, several methods have been worked out for composing the questions, and there also exist several guidance materials […]

A Non-Virtual Party at the Institute of Political Governance

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  A nice birthday party took place today at the Institute of Political Science and Governance of the Tallinn University. I heard a lot about ordering a party cake “kringel” from the University Cafe.   What “kringel” exactly is? Kringel is an Estonian party cake originating in Germany. A recipe (and warning: It takes time […]

A Cocktail Party in Pocket …*

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A new advertisement of an ICL international constitutional law event – The “24th IVR World Congress: Global Harmony and Rule of Law“ is taking place from September 15-20, 2009 in Beijing. The event is organized by the China Law Society in cooperation with the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. Why do I put here […]

On Naturalism and Positivism in International Law

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  I told the students at the Tallinn University very briefly about the history and theory of international law today. I have always (at least after having become aware of those) wanted to stress the relation between the still leading conceptions of international law – naturalism and positivism. Having the Peter Malanczuk’s book as a […]

First Human Rights Class with a New Group – Updated

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This Friday (9/11) I began with the “Protection of Human Rights under EU Law” course with a new group of students at the University of Tartu. The students in this group are from different universities – From Estonia (University of Tartu), Georgia (Tbilisi State University), Lithuania (Vytautas Magnus University), Poland (Jagiellonian University) and Turkey (Ege […]

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