Public International Law (5045LAW)

Public international law introduces students to the fundamentals of law beyond the nation-state and as it applies to global and public issues and concerns. Students who complete this course will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of the legal system itself such as who can participate in law-making and where rules and principles come from when there is no world government or enforceable judgments of courts. Many global issues and problems, such as for instance the use by states of resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, arise from the application of fundamental legal rules and principles in international law like those relating to international organisations and their law-making powers. However, other activities of states, such as settling the dispute between Australia and Japan over the indiscriminate exploitation of whales in the Southern Ocean draws on a range of rules and principles which operate in the background and are taken for granted such as the fact that only states can initiate dispute settlement procedures against other states. Having studied the fundamental structures of public international law students will also have the chance to engage at an introductory level with four more specific and fairly detailed bodies of law including: the use of force and enforcement; human rights; state responsibility; and territorial issues including the law of the sea pertaining to maritime boundaries. These bodies of law are significant for public international law and an introduction to them will develop the students capacity to engage more widely with international law issues and concerns. Prerequisite: 7728LAW Global Law or 1028LAW Global Law OR 1012LAW Introduction to Legal Theory.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Nathan Semester 2Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Course profile is currently unavailable

Key dates

Course start date
22 July 2019
Last day to add a course
4 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
18 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
15 September 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (40195) Open Tuesday 15:00 - 18:50
23 July 2019 - 6 August 2019,
20 August 2019 - 17 September 2019
N16 0.08
Macrossan Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
3 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
17 March 2019

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You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (17725) Open Tuesday 14:00 - 17:50
26 February 2019 - 9 April 2019
N34 0.04
Science 2 Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
23 July 2018
Last day to add a course
5 August 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
19 August 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
16 September 2018

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (40994) Open Tuesday 15:00 - 18:50
24 July 2018 - 7 August 2018,
21 August 2018 - 18 September 2018
N16 0.08
Macrossan Building
Nathan Campus