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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesTake-home exam, research essay, seminar presentations, group work, feedback on assessments.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of International Relations or nested degrees
Incompatible subjectsPOL3ILO OR POL2IOL
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
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 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 essayThis requires students to research and write an essay on a key question provided by the subject coordinator.
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One 1500 word take-home examinationThis requires students to write on a key issue of international law and organisation within a short, specified timeframe.
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