MEBn5036 Energy in International Law

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Švec, Ph.D. (lecturer), Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies – Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Fri 29. 9. 10:00–13:40 P21a, Fri 13. 10. 10:00–13:40 P21a, Fri 27. 10. 10:00–13:40 P21a, Fri 10. 11. 10:00–13:40 P24a, Fri 24. 11. 10:00–13:40 U42, Fri 8. 12. 10:00–13:40 U42
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! MEB436 Energy in International Law && ! ESSn5023 && ! ESS423 Energy in International Law
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 19 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/19, only registered: 0/19
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of this intensive course is to familiarize students with general international law concepts and principles applicable to energy activities. The course examines the principle of permanent sovereignty over natural resources, the role of international law in ensuring energy security and rules concerning foreign investment, transit and trade in the energy sector. In addition, the course discusses the role of international law in addressing climate change.
Learning outcomes
Students will learn about structure and principles of international law relevant for energy sector regulation, contractual issues within the sector and environmental protection with regard to energy production. Attendees will also acquire knowledge about important investment cases and disputes in the energy sector.
  • Session 1: Introduction to International Energy Law Session 2: International Energy Law in Practice I Session 3: International Energy Law in practice II; Contemporary Challenges
  • IEA, (2022). World Energy Outlook 2022 - The global energy crisis. Available at:
  • JOHNSTON, Angus Charles and Guy BLOCK. EU energy law. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2012. xxxix, 425. ISBN 9780199665242. info
  • MASSAI, L. European climate and clean energy law and policy. Washington, DC: Earthscan, 2011. xvi, 238. ISBN 9781849712040. info
  • CAMERON, Peter D. Competition in energy markets : law and regulation in the European Union. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. lxiv, 708. ISBN 9780199282975. info
Teaching methods
In-class discussions, mid-term test, concluding essay
Assessment methods
Mid-term test, concluding essay
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2022.
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