• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Daniel Marston
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2015
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As a contextual component of strategic and operational appreciation, planning and conduct, the international legal regime operates as an important facilitator and limiter. Whilst legal advice is generally made available to military commanders engaged in planning and conducting operations, it is vital that these commanders also have a basic familiarity with the fundamental concepts and main elements of international law and the international legal system, and the way both interact with military operations.

 

This course is only open to students posted to the Australian Command Staff College.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  2. Describe how international law influences military planning and decision-making, and the conduct of military operations.
  3. Identify and analyse the role of selected international legal issues on the planning and conduct of military operations.
  4. Describe and clearly identify the potential implications of non-compliance with international law.
  5. Explain and evaluate the implications of Australia’s legal obligations in terms of shaping Australia’s strategic environment.

Indicative Assessment

Short Assignment (20%), Essay (40%), Examination (40%)

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Workload

Teaching will occur intensively across approximately 10 working days.  Assessment is scheduled during and after the teaching period as part of the overall program timetabling.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must be studying Graduate Diploma of Military and Defence Studies or Graduate Certificate of Military and Defence Studies or Master of Military and Defence Studies or Master of Military and Defence Studies Advanced.

Prescribed Texts

Core reading materials will be available as an e-brick.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1602 17 Aug 2015 28 Aug 2015 28 Aug 2015 15 Sep 2015 In Person

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