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Unit of Study LAWS2023 International Law (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate knowledge of the structure, institutions, principles, theories and sources of international law

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

identify and apply international legal principles that relate to a number of areas of international law, such as interpretation of treaties, international personality, sovereignty over territory, state responsibility and the use of force

identify and evaluate the United Nations system and its role in dispute resolution, particularly the International Court of Justice.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Professional Writing50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Anthony E. Cassimatis, 2021, Public International Law, 1st edn, Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN: 9780190318994.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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