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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the nature and scope of international law, including knowledge of its structure, institutions, fundamental doctrines and principles;
use initiative and judgement to critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and consolidate legal concepts, values and rules of international law to construct persuasive legal arguments and solutions, applying the technical vocabulary of international law to fact based problems; and
use cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in demonstrating an understanding of the sources of International law.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years) or Bachelor of Legal Studies or Diploma in Paralegal Studies.
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media)
Headset, including microphone (highly recommended)
Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject aims to provide you with a comprehensive and critical knowledge of international law, including ‘public’ international law and the fundamentals of ‘private’ international law. The subject explains the different areas of international relations, including sovereignty, the law of the sea and outer space, peace and war, diplomatic and consular relations, international economic law, international environmental law, human rights and international criminal law. You will be familiarised with the functioning of the principles governing different international legal regimes, including international legal personality, the sources of international law and international responsibility. The reflective element of this subject will build your problem solving and communication skills as well as your technical vocabulary, with opportunities to explore and demonstrate your understanding of international law in various contemporary scenarios.