Introduces the basic concepts of public international law which regulate relations between nations. Examines the nature, origins, structure, functions, sources and subjects of international law. These issues are examined in respect of political and social context. Emphasis is placed upon examining Australian foreign policy and upon international legal questions that particularly relevant for Australia.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the structure, institutions, principles, theories and sources of international law.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||evaluate the nature and functions of the international legal system in contrast to domestic law, and the relationship between the international and national legal systems.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify and apply international legal principles that relate to a number of areas of international law, such as international personality, sovereignty over territory, state responsibility, the use of force and international environmental law||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify and analyse the workings of the United Nations system and its role in dispute resolution, particularly the International Court of Justice.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||critically analyse and present the outcome of research in a selected area of International Law.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Dixon, M, McCorquodale, R & Williams, S, 2011, Cases and Materials on International Law, 5th edn, Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN: 978-0-19-956271-8.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.