- Code LAWS8019
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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.
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:
- have specialised knowledge and skills, especially with respect to research in the area of international security law and maritime security in particular;
- have an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in the area of the law of maritime security;
- be able to analyse critically, reflect upon and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories as they apply in the area of maritime security;
- be able to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.
Indicative AssessmentStudents must rely on the means of assessment available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks from the commencement of the course.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
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.
A course outline will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
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