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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Identify and describe sources, principles and methodology of international law and its relationship to Australian law, with focus on use of force, human rights, international environmental law and international humanitarian law.
- Critically analyse contemporary international law problems.
- Communicate legal argument on public international law issues i in an introductory law essay.
- Identify and locate primary and secondary legal materials required to answer specific questions of law.
- Nature and Sources of International Law
- International Legal Problem Solving Method/Law of Treaties
- International Law in Australia
- Statehood and Personality
- State Jurisdiction and Immunity
- State Responsibility and Treatment of Foreign Nationals
- Human rights and indigenous issues
- International criminal Law
- International humanitarian law
- International Dispute Settlement
- Use of force/ Nuclear disarmament / Myanmar
- International environmental law
- Revision/Legal Problem Solving
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Public international law permeates most areas of Australian law and it is therefore essential for law graduates to have a solid grounding in the sources and methodology of international law. This subject develops students' understanding of the sources of international law, state responsibility, international dispute settlement, and treaty making. It introduces students to specific fields of international law, including international humanitarian law, environmental, human rights and indigenous issues, the Antarctic Treaty system, the use of force and the relationship between international and Australian law. The subject fosters students' interest and engagement with international law by exploring links with a range of contemporary contentious political issues both nationally and internationally. A key component of the subject is to introduce and practise a range of fundamental legal research skills that are essential to investigating International Law studies and wider legal studies.
- Take-Home Exam (Open Book) (40%)
- Multichoice Test on Sources of International Law (30%)
- Assignment (30%)
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