Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explains the critically important body of law that applies when states are at war and when armed groups take up arms against governments or each other. It discusses who and what may lawfully be targeted and which objects and persons the law protects. The law on hostilities and weapons will be examine dialog with the protective regime for victims. The course will assess how the law has developed, its current status and future challenges.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD; LMLAW; LMLE;LMGBL; LML or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate key concepts relating to international humanitarian law
02. Critique the adequacy of principles and rules of international law relating to warfare
03. Integrate international legal principles and rules with broader principles of law to achieve solutions to complex fact-based or interpretive problems
04. Critically evaluate how the disparate elements of Humanitarian International Law interact and assess some of the gaps in current legal provision and their significance

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