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LAWS6865: International Dispute Resolution

2024 unit information

This unit of study aims to provide an in-depth analysis of international dispute resolution as a technique for resolving public international law disputes. The United Nations Charter provisions for the peaceful settlement of international disputes will be taken as creating the basic framework for the review of dispute resolution techniques. These include negotiation, good offices, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, and adjudication. Particular attention will be given to in-depth analysis of certain disputes and the legal and political techniques used in their resolution. These disputes may include the Tehran Hostages case, the Nuclear Tests case, the East Timor case, and dispute over the status of Kosovo. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-lecture-timetable, unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units and academic staff profile https://www.sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people/academic-staff.html

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Law

Code LAWS6865
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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LAWS6202
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. Critically evaluate and analyse the effectiveness of different types of international dispute resolution methods.
  • LO2. Assess the application of international dispute resolution in specific international disputes.
  • LO3. Apply and interpret the relevant international laws forming the basis for various international disputes discussed.
  • LO4. Distinguish between legal and political strategies employed in the settlement of international disputes.
  • LO5. Synthesise an understanding of the dynamics between the international legal system and international politics.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1a 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive September 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive September 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive April 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive April 2021
Block mode Remote
Intensive June 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 1b 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2b 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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