- Code LAWS8179
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law, Security Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Hitoshi Nasu
- Mode of delivery In Person
Summer Session 2015
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International Security Law focuses primarily on collective security measures involving both military and non-military activities against both traditional and non-traditional security threats.
The course will introduce students to the conceptual, normative and institutional framework governing international security law. It will move on to two major components of collective security measures - peacekeeping and peace enforcement - in which recent operational and doctrinal developments such as civilian protection and the notion of "responsibility to protect" will also be discussed.
The invigoration of the UN Security Council's authority and its expanded conception of security since the end of the Cold War have significantly increased an understanding of the legal basis, nature and limits of collective security measures.
During the course, students will be given opportunities to familiarise themselves with contemporary examples of how international law in different areas regulates the way in which security measures are adopted and undertaken against existing and emerging threats.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the conclusion of the course students will:
- have a sound knowledge of the conceptual, normative and institutional frameworks characterising international security law and rules governing the operations for the purpose of maintaining or restoring international peace and security;
- be aware of the relevant provisions of the United Nations Charter dealing with peacekeeping and peace enforcement as well as issues arising therefrom;
- be able to undertake an in-depth examination of international law issues arising from different international security concerns within the normative and institutional frameworks.
Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Assessment is likely to consist of:
- Legal Brief (30%)
- Essay (70%, 5000 wds)
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days) plus private study and reading time.
2014 Intensive course dates: 28 Feb & 1 March & 3-4 March
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThere is no prescribed text. Readings and materials will be listed in the Course Outline which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Readings and materials will be listed in the Course Outline which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must have completed LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1603||12 Mar 2015||12 Mar 2015||27 Mar 2015||28 Apr 2015||In Person||N/A|