|Availability||Semester 2 (see Timetable)|
|Outcomes||Students are able to (1) demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of selected specialised topics of public international law; (2) demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of international legal hisory and theory; (3) appreciate reseach methods in international law; (4) evaluate the relevance of public international law in contemporary society and our daily lives; (5) appreciate the interconnectedness of international law and relations; (6) consider how public international law can be better respected and enforced; and (7) locate, identify and utilise relevant international law resources available through the Law Library and on the internet.|
|Content||This unit deals with selected advanced and specialised topics of public international law. It covers the law of international institutions, international law theory and methodology, rights of vulnerable groups, international responsibility of non-state actors and international environmental law.|
|Assessment||This comprises a major research assignment (including outline/proposal and research essay), seminar presentation and regular seminar attendance and participation.|
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
|Unit Coordinator(s)||Winthrop Professor Holly Cullen|
|Contact hours||seminars/lectures: 3 hrs per week|
Shaw, M. N. International Law, 6th edn: Cambridge Grotius 2008