• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

In 2014 there will be two special topics offered under this course code:

Autumn 2014: Post Conflict Situations and International Law

Spring 2014: Maritime Security Law


Post Conflict Situations and International Law:

While there are established courses and literature on jus ad bellum (International Law and the Use of Force) and jus in bello (International Humanitarian Law), the idea and content of a jus post bellum has only in recent years become the subject of practical significance and intense debate.

This course is designed to provide students with the basic concept and theory of human security as a critical perspective to the legal debates concerning peace-building and contentious issues to be addressed in practice.

 

Maritime Security Law

Maritime security is one of the longest standing distinctive areas of international law dealing with international security issues due to the historic importance of the law on piracy.

With the development of the international law of the sea, coastal state maritime security has gained in prominence as an array of maritime zones have been proclaimed and new sovereign rights and jurisdiction asserted over maritime areas.

With the development of the United Nations Charter in 1945 there has been an ever increasing maritime security dimension to the concerns and response of the Security Council, especially when acting under Chapter VII. This has especially been reflected in numerous Security Council Resolutions mandating naval operations, and more generally military operations to maintain international peace and security. UN-mandated naval operations were especially significant in the sanctions regime imposed against Iraq (1990-2003) during which time extensive state practice developed in this field. Since then the Security Council has also mandated member states to conduct military operations at sea to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, international terrorism, and piracy.

Some of the recent developments that have taken place in response to piracy off the coast of Somalia have been the most significant in the past century. These events have shone the spotlight back on maritime security and have emphasised the importance of this distinctive branch of international law.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Post Conflict Situations in International Law

Through this course, students will develop an advanced specialised knowledge of international law as applicable to post-conflict situations. To that end, a participant who has successfully completed this course will:

1)   Have a sound understanding of the various legal frameworks that govern post-conflict situations;

2)   Demonstrate cognitive skills to critically analyse the recent developments inCambodia, Kosovo, East Timor, Afghanistan,Iraq, and other post-conflict situations;

3)   Understand and critically reflect on theoretical foundations, concepts, and challenges relevant to post-conflict governance;

4)   Be able to undertake an in-depth examination of international law issues arising in the context of post-conflict governance;

5)   Plan and execute a substantial research-based project with adequate methodology, creativity and initiative to address new and emerging legal issues in the context of post-conflict governance.  

 Maritime Security Law

At the end of the course students will:

  1. have specialised knowledge and skills, especially with respect to research in the area of international security law and maritime security in particular;
  2. have an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in the area of the law of maritime security;
  3. be able to analyse critically, reflect upon and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories as they apply in the area of maritime security;
  4. be able to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.



Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the means of assessment available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks from the commencement of the course.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed LAWS8182 Principles of International Law and be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300SINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SENVL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS). OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level or 6100 level courses, and LAWS2250 International Law or LAWS6250 International Law OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8182 Principles of International Law OR Must be studying a Master of Military Law (MMILL) and have completed either LAWS8162 Military Operations Law or LAWS8166 Adv Military Operations Law OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (MJDOL) and have completed the course LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for these courses.

A list of core and recommended readings will be provided on the course Wattle site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

 

Preliminary Reading

A course outline will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

LAWS8182 Principles of International Law

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:
3
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
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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