• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Law, International Security
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Jeremy Farrall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Spring Session 2023
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of international law as it applies to post-conflict situations;
  2. Explain and critically reflect on theoretical foundations, concepts, and challenges relevant to post-conflict governance;
  3. 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;
  4. Critically evaluate international law issues arising in the context of post-conflict governance;
  5. 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research Foundation Paper (1,500 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Major Research Paper (5,000 words) (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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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 three 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 and LAWS8182 Principles of International Law; or Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8182 Principles of International Law; or Juris Doctor (MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2250 /LAWS6250 International Law ; or Master of International Law & Diplomacy (MINLD) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8182 Principles of International Law. 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

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Alternatively, this information will be published in the Program course list when known.

Preliminary Reading

Recommended reading: Brett Bowden, Hilary Charlesworth & Jeremy Farrall (eds), The Role of International Law in Rebuilding Societies after Conflict (Cambridge, 2009). This text is available in paperback at Harry Hartog Booksellers.

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6492 30 Oct 2023 TBA TBA 15 Dec 2023 Online or In Person N/A

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