Ghent University offers a wide range of courses within the broader international law domain.
During the bachelor years, the following courses are taught in Dutch:
- Introduction to European and international law (Ba. 1) (P. Van Elsuwege and T. Ruys)
- Human Rights Law (Ba. 2) (Y. Haeck)
- Public International Law (Ba. 3) (T. Ruys)
Later on there is a variety of master and LLM courses on offering. These include inter alia the following ‘advanced courses’:
- International and European Environmental law (A. Cliquet)
- International Law and Sustainable Development (A. Cliquet)
- International Criminal Law (G. Vermeulen)
- Diplomatic Law and Multilateral Negotiations (F. Maes)
- Migration Law (E. Desmet)
- Selected Topics of International Human Rights Law (E. Brems)
- Selected Issues: European and International Migration Law and Policy (E. Desmet)
The international law moot court and the international human rights moot court enable highly motivated students to take part resp. in an international law moot court competition such as the Philip C. Jessup Competition or the Telders Competition, or in the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition. More specifically, students can choose from a multitude of moot courts such as:
- International law moot court (F. Maes)
- International human rights moot court (Y. Haeck)
- Law of armed conflicts moot court (T. Ruys)
In addition, students taking part in the advanced course on diplomatic law and multilateral negotiations (F. Maes) are involved a series of simulated multilateral negotiations or take part in the annual Model United Nations (MUN) organized by the Flemish United Nations Association (VVN).
Other ‘specialized courses’ taught by GRILI members include:
- Law of Armed Conflict (T. Ruys)
- International Economic Law (D. Bruloot)
- International and European Biodiversity Law (H. Schoukens)
- International Law of the Sea (A. Serdy)
- Peaceful Settlement of Disputes (T. Ruys)
- Air and Space Law (R. Oosterlinck, M. Wouters & F. Maes)
Since 2014, the University has also started to organize Law Clinics, the first being the Human Rights Law Clinic. The Clinic is embedded in the Ghent Human Rights Centre and is coordinated by E. Brems and Y. Haeck. Further information can be found here. In practice students have the option to follow a Human rights and migration clinic.
Finally, Ghent University offers a qualitative LLM Programme for graduate students. Students may choose between three formulas, i.e., the LLM in European and International Law, the LLM in International Business Law and the LLM in European Union law.