• 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

This course focusses on some of the legal and, to a lesser extent institutional, issues related to the conduct of United Nations peace operations (broadly defined) within the context of use of force by UN mandated or authorised forces.

Emphasis is placed on examining issues such as the role and powers of the UN Security Council, UNSC Resolution interpretation, UN peace operations doctrine, Rule of Law and the inevitable enmeshing of domestic and international law inherent in such operations.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an advanced, specialised understanding of international law as it applies to UN peacekeeping operations;
  2. Analyse and critically engage with a number of UN peacekeeping operations case studies;
  3. Contribute to discussion, debate and analysis of the course topics informed by relevant scholarship and operational experience; and
  4. Plan and execute complex legal research with independence in order to produce original scholarship.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class contribution/participation (10) [LO 1,2]
  2. UNSC Resolution analysis paper (25) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Research paper (65) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

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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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a; Master of Laws (MLLM) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; or Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; or Juris Doctor (MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses; or Master of International Law and Diplomacy (MINLD) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions. Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for appropriate permission.

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course. However, should students wish to acquire a useful reference text, the following are recommended:
  1. Trevor Findlay, The Use of Force in UN Peace Operations (OUP/SIPRI, 2002)
  2. Hitoshi Nasu, International Law on Peacekeeping (Martinus Nijhoff, 2009)
  3. Bruce Oswald, Helen Durham, and Adrian Bates, Documents on the Law of UN Peace Operations (OUP: 2010)

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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