INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ORGANISATIONS
Credit points: 15
In an increasingly interdependent world, international law and international organisations 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 and international relations in a rapidly changing world. The trend is then considered with reference to developments in international law and organisations since 1945. Special attention is directed to the role of international organisations in conflict resolution, the laws of war, humanitarian law, international environmental law and the law of the sea, and refugee law. How effective is international law at regulating state and human behaviour? What role do international organisations play in the development and enforcement of international laws and norms? And how could international law and organisations more effectively regulate the excesses of sovereign states?
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesTake-home exam, research essay, online exercises.
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
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
International law: classic and contemporary readings
AuthorKu, C. and Diehl, P.F.
Understanding international law
AuthorHenderson, C. W.
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf
SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
This is an interactive seminar so we require a seminar appropriate space, with projector and presentation facilities, AV facilities, flat floor, room for students to move around and work in small groups.
Weekly online group exercises (equivalent to 800 words)
|Other||Group||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
One 2000-word research essay
|Assignment||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4|
One 1200 word take-home examination
|Other written exam||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4|