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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:The primary objective of this course is advancing specialised knowledge of international law as applicable to post-conflict situations.
By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of international law as it applies to post-conflict situations;
- Explain and critically reflect on theoretical foundations, concepts, and challenges relevant to post-conflict governance;
- Demonstrate cognitive skills to critically analyse the recent developments in the Asia-Pacific such as Cambodia, East Timor, Afghanistan, Solomon Islands, and other post-conflict situations;
- Critically evaluate international law issues arising in the context of post-conflict governance;
- Plan and execute independent legal research with adequate methodology, creativity and initiative to address new and emerging legal issues in the context of post-conflict governance.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment is likely to consist of:
- Research Foundation Paper (20%, 1,500 words)
- Major Research Paper (80%, 5,000 words)
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Workload26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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