This topic is no longer available. See below for details for 2019.
1 x 6.5-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 Admission into MLAWILIR-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) 1a Admission into MLAWILIRA-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) [1.5 years] 1b Admission into JD-Juris Doctor 1c Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) 1d Admission into BLAWSH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 1e Admission into BLAWSGH-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) (Honours) Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e))
Assignment(s), Online assessment
This topic will introduce students to the broad range of international laws and practices that regulate the use of conflict. Covering inter-state and intra-state conflict, from the laws of war and humanitarian law to the political and legal arrangements put into place to assist a state in transitioning from conflict to a peaceful society, the laws of conflict represent important means by which the use of force is constrained and controlled, even as these laws very often reveal their flaws. This topic will give students an understanding of this important area of international law, the institutions involved, and some of the challenges that the legal regime faces in its implementation.
This topic aims to teach students to:
Understand the international law of conflict, including some of the debates in this field
Understand the international law and structures involved in post-conflict and transitional justice, including some of the debates in these fields
Deepen students understanding of the place of the laws of conflict and post-conflict and transitional justice in international law and international relations
Think critically about the nature and effectiveness of the international law of conflict and of post-conflict justice, including the challenges in its modern implementation
Develop the skills of scholarly research, writing, and critical analysis.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:
Articulate an understanding of the international legal regimes that attempt to regulate conflict and post-conflict and transitional justice
Develop a holistic appreciation of the various international mechanisms and institutions that regulate conflict and their interactions
Evaluate the effectiveness of the international legal regimes that attempt to regulate conflict and post-conflict and transitional justice, and the challenges facing these regimes
Work effectively as a member of a team
Communicate clearly and effectively in written work (including appropriate citation and referencing).
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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