Public International Law (LAWS1023)

UNIT OF STUDY

The compulsory unit of study is an introduction to the general problems, sources and techniques of public international law. The unit surveys the fundamental rules and principles public international law through an examination of the following topics (1) the nature, function and scope of public international law, (2) the sources of public international law, (3) the law of treaties including principles of treaty interpretation, (4) the relationship between public international law and municipal law, (5) the extent of civil and criminal state jurisdiction, (6) immunities from state jurisdiction including diplomatic privileges and immunities (7) state responsibility, including diplomatic protection, nationality of claims and exhaustion of local remedies, (8) regulation of the use of force in international relations, and (9) dispute settlement.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

Mid-term test or assignment (20%) and 2hr final exam (80%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

LAWS1006

Prohibitions

LAWS5005, LAWS1018, LAWS2005

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.