INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION
Credit points: 15
In an increasingly interdependent world, international law and international organisation are playing an important part in regulating human activity, both within and between states. In this subject students examine this trend, and its implications for the theory and practice of state sovereignty. The trend is then considered with reference to developments in international law and organisation since 1945. Special attention is directed to the law of the sea, international environmental law, war and international law, international humanitarian law, migration and refugees, and world trade. In each of these areas emphasis is placed on the role of multilateral treaties and institutions, notably the United Nations system, although regional organisations, in particular the European Union, are also considered.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.
Incompatible subjects POL3ILO
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||International law: classic and contemporary readings||Recommended||Ku, C. and Diehl, P.F. (eds)||LYNNE RIENNER 1998|
|Readings||International organizations||Recommended||Archer, C.||3RD EDN. ROUTLEDGE 2001|
|Readings||Understanding international law||Recommended||Henderson, C. W.||WILEY-BLACKWELL 2010|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|Group exercise (600-words equivalent)||15|
|Weekend online excercises (equivalent to 400 words)||10|
|one 2,000-word research essay||50|
|one take-home examination (eqivalent to 1200 words)||25|