- Code LAWS8567
- Unit Value 6 units
This course aims to provide an advanced, experiential understanding of the theory and practice of international dispute resolution (IDR) as a technique for resolving international law disputes. During the course theories and concepts are introduced and then reinforced through simulation exercises based on real-world dispute scenarios. In each simulation all students will play an active role as either a party to the dispute or a third-party dispute resolution mechanism. The simulations will provide students with direct experiential learning opportunities relating to the operation of the six primary IDR mechanisms provided for in Article 33 of the United Nations Charter: Negotiation, Inquiry, Mediation, Conciliation, Arbitration and Judicial Settlement.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Synthesise, analyse and apply the principles of international law relating to international dispute resolution;
- Critically evaluate processes by which international dispute resolution is undertaken and the roles played by the most important courts, tribunals and institutions;
- Review, compare and contrast the benefits and pitfalls of various international dispute resolution techniques;
- Reflect critically on the role of international law in pacifying international relations and its interplays with politics;
- Critically analyse major international dispute resolution institutions and mechanisms, including the International Court of Justice; and
- Plan and execute complex legal research in an area of international dispute resolution.
- Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Research essay (6,000 words) (90) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours). 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 3 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 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4605||12 Sep 2022||13 Sep 2022||23 Sep 2022||11 Nov 2022||Online||N/A|