Sierra Leone Law Department at Fourah Bay College to break new ground
The Law Department at Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone intends to add a new module to its LLB degree by teaching DIPLOMATIC and CONSULAR LAW in its Law Department commencing soon.
The pioneers behind this new development are Francis Gabbidon who has done a lot of academic work and research on practice and Dr. Binneh Kamara Head of the Law Department at Fourah Bay College who has also done a lot of studies in Public International Law, the Law of Wars and International Relations. (Photo: Francis Gabbidon, author)
The module will include the following but not limited to:
- Sierra Leone Constitution
- The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961
- The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963
- The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969
- Public Diplomac
- Privileges and Immunities under Diplomatic and Consular Law
- The United Nations Charter
- Purposes and Principles of the United Nations
- The General Assembly
- The Security Council
- The Secretariat
- The International Court of Justice
- The International Criminal Court (ICC)
- The Traditional Diplomatic Structures as Bricks and Mortar
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- The Diplomatic Missio
- Protocol and Procedure
- International Organizations and Agreements outside the United Nations
- Inter-Governmental Agencies related to the United Nations (including Specialized Agencies)
- International Law and practice
- Environmental Diplomacy
- The Diplomat and the Media
- Conference Diplomacy Practice and Procedure
- Human Rights La
- International Treaties
The teaching of Diplomatic Law and Practice is not common in African Universities and the Law Department at Fourah Bay College intends to develop this module at a very high level, to include research, workshops, seminar and publishing.
By Francis Gabbidon, Lecturer in Evidence and International Human Rights Law, Fourah Bay College.
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