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LAWS6243: International Law I

This unit provides an introduction to public international law. Its purpose is to ensure that students have a thorough understanding of the core principles and problems of, and contemporary issues in, international law. The unit covers the following topics: nature and scope of public international law, sources of public international law, international legal personality, the law of treaties, how title to territory is acquired, state jurisdiction in international law, immunity from jurisdiction, state responsibility for international wrongs, dispute settlement, and the legality of the use of force.

Code LAWS6243
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
LAWS1023 or LAWS5005

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills
  • LO2. analyse complex fact situations involving issues of public international law, to identify those issues, and to apply relevant legal principles to the problem
  • LO3. undertake postgraduate-level legal research on issues of public international law, to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate sources and authorities, and to use those sources and authorities without violating the rules on academic integrity
  • LO4. write in a clear and logical manner, using plain and concise language and appropriate referencing, on issues of public international law.