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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.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
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:
UNE-LSU100-Introduction to Legal Studies, or UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law and UNE-LAW101-Law in Context and UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills and UNE-LSSU251-Introduction to Business Law, or UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law, or UNE-LAW172-Contract Law ;
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Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - 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).
- SoftwareDetails - 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
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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 introduce students to the basic structure and principles of international law. The unit covers, inter alia, a selection of the following topics: development and nature of international law, subjects of international law, sources of international law, the relationship between international law and domestic law, state responsibility, jurisdiction and immunities, international economic relations, use of force, human rights, international criminal law as well as settlement of international disputes.
Assignment Research Exercise: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Take Home Exam: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3
- Assignment Research Exercise (40%)
- Take Home Exam (60%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.