- Code LAWS8316
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law, Security Studies, International Security
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr AJ Mitchell
- Prof Daniel H. Joyner
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Autumn Session 2023
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This course provides an introduction to nuclear energy and its applications in both the civilian and military spheres. It then covers the various sources of international law which have been established to regulate both of these spheres of use, with a focus on sources of law regulating civilian applications of nuclear energy. Topics covered will include the International Atomic Energy Agency’s safeguards, the AUKUS agreement, trade and investment law relative to nuclear energy, law relative to safety of nuclear facilities and the security of nuclear materials, and liability for nuclear incidents.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Examine, investigate and interpret the development of nuclear energy technologies and their application in both the civilian and military contexts;
- Recognise, distinguish and appraise the relevant international treaties;
- Identify and critically analyse the power and function of the International Atomic Energy Agency in implementing relevant treaty obligations
- Research and critically analyse contemporary issues which have arisen in the application and interpretation of international nuclear energy law.
- Incorporate and reflect on key aspects of peaceful uses of nuclear-based technologies in the application and interpretation of international nuclear energy law.
- Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Oral Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Research Essay (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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 three contact hours per week.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3527||06 Jun 2023||07 Jun 2023||23 Jun 2023||04 Aug 2023||Online||View|