- Code LAWS8314
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of international law as it applies to post-conflict situations;
- Explain and critically reflect on theoretical foundations, concepts, and challenges relevant to post-conflict governance;
- 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;
- Critically evaluate international law issues arising in the context of post-conflict governance;
- 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.
- Research Foundation Paper (1,500 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Major Research Paper (5,000 words) (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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Requisite and Incompatibility
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.
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.
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