• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Specialisation code HUST-SPEC
Human Security Law Specialisation

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.

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Requirements

This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

LAWS8069 - Law and Society in South Asia

LAWS8107 - International Air and Space Law

LAWS8110 - Corporate Environmental Responsibility

LAWS8117 - Commonwealth Environmental Law

LAWS8146 - Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment

LAWS8171 - Kyoto Seminar: Japanese Law in the Global Era

LAWS8175 - Citizenship Law in Context

LAWS8176 - Migration Law

LAWS8178 - International Law and Use of Force

LAWS8179 - International Security Law

LAWS8180 - International Climate Law

LAWS8181 - Climate and Sustainable Energy Law


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