• 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

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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

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

LAWS8182 Principles of International Law

LAWS8189 Environmental and Sustainability Law

LAWS8229 International Trade Law

LAWS8234 International and Comparative Human Rights Law

LAWS8237 Health Law and Bioethics

LAWS8243 Freedom of Information and Privacy

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

LAWS8280 Land, Water and Biodiversity Law

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

LAWS8405 Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society

LAWS8409 Strategic Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict

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

LAWS8594 Law and Society in South East Asia

LAWS8595 Critical Approaches to International Law

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