This course will be taught in conjunction with the equivalent postgraduate course. Due to practical considerations, enrolment will be strictly limited to 20 students from all sources - a limited number of places may go to postgraduate students.
The first section of the course will be devoted to general aspects of the operation of international organisations, the second section will focus on human rights and related issues, and the third section will mainly address trade, IP and environmental questions. The precise composition of the program will vary to some extent from year to year.
The classes will take place principally in various international organisations in Geneva. All classes and visits will be conducted in English and knowledge of French is not required.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the international law applicable to selected international
organisations and non-governmental organisations located in Geneva;
- Describe the interaction between various institutions located in Geneva
and their role within the broader international legal system;
- Critically assess and evaluate selected areas of international law in
which the selected United Nations organs and agencies and NGOs are
- Plan and execute legal research with independence in order to produce
Work Integrated Learning
Students experience first-hand international law experience in Geneva, the home of the UN’s European Headquarters and more than 200 international organisation. This experience exposes students to different perspectives while engaging in real situations and facilitates a deeper understanding of theories, skill development and a practical application of knowledge.
Enrolment is limited with selection based on a competitive process. Application information can be located on the ANU College of Law Website.
- class participation in Geneva (20) [LO null]
- class participation in Geneva (80) [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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