LAWS6856 - Anti-Terrorism Law


  • Acquire an introduction to the diverse range of anti-terrorism laws and policies which have developed at the international, regional and domestic levels, and which proliferated after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.


Evaluation of laws in the light of their profound and complex political, ideological and ethical implications for political order, legal systems, human rights, and international relations; the study of terrorism (and the law’s response to it) is the study of the timeless philosophical question of when political violence is justified, against whom, and for what purposes - whether it is ‘freedom fighters’, or ‘State terrorism’, that is at issue.


Semester 2 Intensive
1, 2 & 8, 9 August 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 1 x 6,000 Word Essay (70%)
  • 1 x Take Home Exam (30%)


CISS6011 - Special Topic in International Security.

This unit replaced LAWS6856 - Terrorism & Counterterrorism Policy and Law.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Criminology | Graduate Diploma in Criminology | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law