INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ORGANISATIONS

POL5IOL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

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.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of International Relations or nested degrees

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOL3ILO OR POL2IOL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

International law: classic and contemporary readings

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKu, C. and Diehl, P.F.

Year1998

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLYNNE RIENNER

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International organizations

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorArcher, C.

Year2001

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherROUTLEDGE

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Understanding international law

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHenderson, C. W.

Year2010

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PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Understand the international political and security environment, including the roles, inter-relationship and function of international law and international organisations.
02. Critically analyse the means by which international law is developed, implemented and challenged in the context of international organisations.
03. Apply advanced theoretical knowledge and research skills to develop complex and coherent analyses of key issues in international law and organisation.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

Class requirements

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 3000-word research essayThis requires students to research and write an essay on a key question provided by the subject coordinator.

N/AN/AN/ANo65 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1500 word take-home examinationThis requires students to write on a key issue of international law and organisation within a short, specified timeframe.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3