LAWS 3063 Public International Law
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 200653
Coordinator Manuel Ventura Opens in new window
Description This unit lays the foundation for an understanding of the international system of law, how it works and its relationship with domestic Australian law. It will challenge students to critically analyse the system and suggest ways in which the rules and principles can and should develop in the future in order to accommodate the changing needs and values of the international community of nations. It also represents the foundation for students to move on to the study of other International Law units offered by the School of Law.
Discipline International Law
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 2008
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of the fundamental norms of public international law, including the provisions of the subjected Nations Charter, Statute of the International Court of Justice, and Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, as well as significant customary international law principles and jurisprudence of relevant international Courts.
- Critically evaluate the principal institutions of the international legal system and explain their procedures at the international level and the principle 'sources' of law that they apply in resolving disputes.
- Describe the major differences between international and national law.
- Assess the major challenges/weaknesses/effectiveness to/of public international law.
- Apply principles of public international law to contemporary issues and in problem solving.
- Research develop, refine and produce written essays that demonstrate clear, well structured, appropriately referenced, critical analysis and arguments about salient points of international law.
- Welcome and introduction
- The nature and development of international Law
- The structure of The international legal system
- The sources of international Law
- The Law of Treaties
- international Law and Municipal Law
- personality, Statehood and Recognition
- title to territory
- state Jurisdiction
- Immunity from Jurisdiction
- state responsibility
- legal regulation of The use of Force by States
- specific areas of international Law (time permitting)
- Peaceful Settlement of international disputes (time permitting)
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.
|Class Participation||Every class||10||N||Individual|
|Take Home||72 hours||45||N||Individual|
- Donald R Rothwell et al, International Law. Cases and materials with Australian perspectives. (Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed, 2018)
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