INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ORGANISATIONS
Credit points: 15
This subject provides foundational knowledge and skills concerning international law and international organisations for postgraduate coursework students. It examines how they are playing an important part in regulating human activity, both within and between states, and the implications for the theory and practice of state sovereignty and international relations in a rapidly changing world. 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.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of International Relations or nested degrees
Incompatible subjects POL3ILO or POL2IOL
|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|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Understand the international political and security environment, including the roles, inter-relationship and function of international law and international organisations.
- Take-home exam, research essay, seminar presentations, group work, feedback on assessments
02. Critically analyse the means by which international law is developed, implemented and challenged in the context of international organisations.
- Take-home exam, research essay, group work
03. Apply advanced theoretical knowledge and research skills to develop complex and coherent analyses of key issues in international law and organisation.
- Research Essay, take-home exam
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Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended
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.
"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."
|One 3000-word research essay||This requires students to research and write an essay on a key question provided by the subject coordinator.||65||01, 02, 03|
|One 1500 word take-home examination||This requires students to write on a key issue of international law and organisation within a short, specified timeframe.||35||01, 02, 03|