International Law and Non-State Actors

9 May 2011

This new unit aims to explore the increasing impact of non-state actors on the international legal system.
Taught by Professor Robert McCorquodale, Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, International Law and Non-State Actors considers their international legal personality, their roles in the creation, development and enforcement of international law, and how they impact on the understanding of the international legal system.

There is a particular focus on international human rights law aspects of these developments and their impacts on an international rule of law.
Professor Robert McCorquodale is the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London.

He is also Professor of International Law and Human Rights, and former Head of the School of Law, at the University of Nottingham.

Previously he was a Fellow and Lecturer in Law at St. John's College, University of Cambridge and Associate Professor in International Law and Head of School at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Before embarking on an academic career, he worked as a qualified lawyer in commercial litigation with leading law firms in Sydney (Mallesons Stephen Jaques) and London (Herbert Smith).

Robert's research and teaching interests are in the areas of public international law and human rights law.

He has published widely on these areas, and has provided advice to governments, corporations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and peoples concerning international law and human rights issues, including advising on the drafting of new constitutions and conducting human rights training courses.

The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

Further information on the 2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program

Contact: Greg Sherington

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