LAWS 3047 Law of International Organisations

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200803

Coordinator John Juriansz Opens in new window

Description This subject examines the structure and functions of the world's major transnational organisations. The subject extends students' understanding provided by Public International Law by examining the reality of international action and cooperation. Given that the European Union is the most highly evolved transnational organisation in the world today, the course will be centred around this organisation, while comparing it with other major international organisations such as the UN, the WTO and regional transnational organisations such as the African Union and the Organisation of American States. The Brexit process currently taking place in the EU will be analysed as a disruption to the trend of transnationalism.

School Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 2008

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Examine the legal concepts and principles relating to international organisations;
  2. Analyse the legal procedures and principles relevant to the management and operation of key international institutions;
  3. Use legal information relevant to the study of international organisations;
  4. Apply relevant legal concepts and aspects of policy analysis to analyse and solve practical problems and theoretical legal issues relating to international organisations.

Subject Content

- The international organisation in international Law
- The Internal Law of international Organisations The European union
- one or more of The following Regional Organisations or regimes The African union, ASEAN, organization of American States
- one or more of The following subject-specific Organisations: international labour organization, organisation for economic co-operation and development, The World trade organization, subject-specific organs of The United nations


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Class Participation Ongoing 10 N Individual
Written Assignment 3,000 words 45 N Individual
Final Exam 2 Hours 45 N Individual

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