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 unit 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 unit 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 unit is to introduce and practise a range of fundamental legal research skills that are essential to investigating International Law studies and wider legal studies.
|Unit name||International Law|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Professor Tim McCormack|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:LAW254
Lecture: 1 hour weekly
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours weekly face-to-face (commencing in Week 2 of semester)
|Assessment||Assignment (30%)|Multichoice test on sources of international law (30%)|Take-home exam (open book) (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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