- Code LAWS8107
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
The course begins with an examination of the environment in which international aviation currently operates and the historical development of basic principles of international air law, with particular reference to the Chicago Convention and the role of International Civil Aviation Organisation. It then analyses the nature of bilateral air services agreements, paying particular attention to Australian practice. It examines international conventions and state practices in relation to the shooting down of civilian aircraft and the hijacking of aircraft and other offences. It examines the liability regime established by the Warsaw Convention and subsequent agreements. The course then moves on to examine the international legal requirements for the establishment and operation of airports and considers international norms applying to customs quarantine and immigration, with particular attention to Annex 9 of the Chicago Convention. The course then examines the regulation of the use of outer space for peaceful (and non-peaceful) purposes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Investigate and critically evaluate the multilateral legal and institutional framework in which international aviation operates.
- Structure, sustain and evaluate legal argument in relation to the offences against aircraft, and liability of carriers for death and personal injury to passengers.
- Explore and review the international legal framework governing space activities.
- Critically analyse and assess the legal principles and rules applicable to commercial space operators.
- Reflect critically on the legal ramifications of military and security activities in outer space
- Engage in critical and original reflection on improving the international space governance regime.
- IA-1 Contributions to an online blog (800 words) x 3 blogs (2,400 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- IA -2 Group hypothetical problem solving (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- IA-3 Research essay (4,800 words) (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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