International Law II (LAWS6167)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study consolidates and builds upon knowledge gained in LAWS6243 International Law I. The relationship between international law and domestic law is explored in depth, both in a comparative perspective and with reference to the impact of international law on Australian law and legal institutions. The unit also addresses specialist topics not covered, or only briefly covered, in LAWS6243 International Law I, such as more detailed examination of the limits of state jurisdiction, the role of the individual in international law, international human rights, and the laws of war (international humanitarian law). Other topics of current interest in public international law will also be examined, with students given an appreciation of the role and relevance of international law in major events in contemporary international affairs.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Group A (S1CIMY): Apr 17, 18 & May 1, 2 (9-5) Group B (S2C): 1x2-hr lecture/week

Assessment

3000wd take-home exam (40%) and 4000wd essay (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: It is strongly advised that students complete LAWS6243 International Law I before enrolling in this unit

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.