The course is delivered in two Parts. Part I comprises four foundational 3-hour lectures (total 12 hours), which introduce the theory and history of International Dispute Resolution, as well as the six primary mechanisms of IDR contained in Article VI of the United Nations Charter. These mechanisms are: Negotiation, Mediation, Inquiry, Conciliation, Arbitration and Judicial Settlement. Part II comprises the 3-day Intensive IDR workshop (total 24 hours). This workshop provides experiential learning opportunities for students, as they participate in a series of real-life IDR simulations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Define, explain, distinguish and apply the basic concepts and terminology of the international law relating to international dispute resolution;
- Define and distinguish amongst the variety of processes by which international dispute resolution is undertaken and the roles played by the most important courts, tribunals and institutions;
- Define, explain and apply the relevant principles of international dispute resolution as found in the 1945 Charter of the United Nations, and the 1945 Statute of the International Court of Justice;
- Explain and demonstrate through particular cases the relevance of international dispute resolution to current political and social developments at the international and national levels;
- Select and apply a range of approaches in written and oral communication, and apply critical thinking required to bring about creative solutions to complex international dispute resolution problems;
- Use, interpret and apply a wide range of legal materials in both on-line and traditional media from international and national sources; and
- Plan and complete a research project or task, with some independence.
Classes may be offered in non-standard sessions and be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (a minimum of 36 hours). Please refer to the LLB timetable for dates. Please contact the ANU College of Law Student Administration Services to request a permission code to enrol in classes offered in non-standard sessions.
- The proposed means of assessment for this course will provide students with the option of undertaking at least two pieces of assessment. The assessment for each class is published in the Class Summary. Refer to previous class summaries for an overview of assessment tasks used in past classes. (null) [LO null]
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- Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 36 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. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.
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