This seminar is a specialized course for administrative student, with 32class hours for 2credits.The seminar covers basic theories of modern international law and other issues under heated discussion, such as the sources of international law, the prohibition of the use of force and collective use of force via the United Nations, law of treaties, international human rights law and State’s responsibility, etc. Among them, the law of treaties and international human rights law are more emphasized. In the law of treaties, the seminar explores sources of international law and their significance, and the reservation, interpretation, observance and application of treaties. In the part of international human rights law, the course introduces MA candidates to the existing international norms and systems for the protection of human rights, including the United Nations, European, Inter-American, and African treaty systems and various specialized treaties and supervisory bodies. In addition, selected substantive rights and subjects are to be discussed in detail. Some new issues in globalization, such as human rights and trade, human rights and business, human rights and environment, etc, will also be addressed. A practical and comparative analysis will be made on the application of multilateral trade and commercial treaties and international human rights treaties, with an emphasis on the combination of law of treaties and human rights conventions. moreover, learn about legal reasoning and methodology, research methods in international law, and apply their knowledge in practice.