• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Specialisation code HUST-SPEC

As the world's population nears 8 billion and the demand for resources increases, there is a need to understand the consequences of climate change, environmental and other natural disasters, conflict, pandemics, automation, under-developed economies, human rights breaches, and corruption. This specialisation will equip lawyers, professionals and policy-makers with the skills to assess critically topics that will explore these issues from a legal, regulatory and policy perspective.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate between legal and policy issues arising from the consequences of human insecurity.

  2. Compare the regulatory and policy regimes that govern different aspects of global human security.

  3. Distinguish between man-made and natural forces that impact on human insecurity.

  4. Identify and evaluate different legal and policy approaches to tackling some of the world's pressing problems.

  5. Critically examine scholarship in relation to human insecurity arising from the consequences of environmental and other natural disasters, pandemics, and human rights breaches.

  6. Collaborate to research particular case uses and scenarios and how law and policy can help to regulate the consequences of conflict, climate change and corruption.

Other Information

Courses counted towards this specialisation can also be counted towards another specialisation, provided they are listed on the Study Tab under the relevant specialisation

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

LAWS8001   Introduction to Law, Governance and Development

LAWS8006   Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific

LAWS8009   Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws

LAWS8013   Nuclear Weapons Law

LAWS8023   International Law and United Nations Peace Operations

LAWS8028   Special Topics in Law, Governance and Development

LAWS8035   Cyber Warfare Law

LAWS8037   Sustainable Energy Law

LAWS8077   Cyber Law

LAWS8125   The Law of Corporate Governance

LAWS8146   Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment

LAWS8171   Kyoto Seminar: Japanese Law and Society

LAWS8175   Citizenship Law in Context

LAWS8178   International Law and Use of Force

LAWS8179   International Security Law

LAWS8180   International Climate Law

LAWS8182   Principles of International Law

LAWS8189   Fundamentals of Environmental and Sustainability Law

LAWS8229   International Law of World Trade

LAWS8234   International and Comparative Human Rights Law

LAWS8237   Health Law and Bioethics

LAWS8252   International Refugee Law

LAWS8253   Law of The Sea

LAWS8254   Business, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility

LAWS8264   International Law of The Environment

LAWS8268   International Humanitarian Law

LAWS8278   Environmental Dispute Resolution

LAWS8280   Land, Water and Biodiversity

LAWS8301   Graduate Research Unit

LAWS8314   Post Conflict Situations and International Law

LAWS8315   Maritime Security Law

LAWS8316   Nuclear Security Law

LAWS8328   Australian Legal Responses to National Security and Counter Terrorism

LAWS8329   Gender, Law and Development

LAWS8336   International Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration

LAWS8401   The Law of Weaponry and Targeting

LAWS8402   Media Law

LAWS8403   #MeToo and the Law

LAWS8405   Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society

LAWS8409 Strategic Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict

LAWS8411   Advanced Criminal Law: Crime, Law and Social Justice

LAWS8415   Environmental Law

LAWS8420   Human Rights Law in Australia

LAWS8428   Labour Law

LAWS8437   Financial Markets and Takeovers

LAWS8438   Indigenous Peoples and the Law

LAWS8458   International Organisations (Geneva)

LAWS8459   Consumer Protection and Product Liability Law

LAWS8471   Refugee Law

LAWS8474   Climate Law

LAWS8485   Australian National Security Law

LAWS8566   International Criminal Law

LAWS8567   International Dispute Resolution

LAWS8582   Global Health Law

LAWS8585   International Aviation Law

LAWS8586   Law and Legal Institutions

LAWS8594   Law and Society in South East Asia

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