Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Successful completion of Principles of International Law or an equivalent subject, or appropriate practical experience
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Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
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The international law on the use of force has again become central in decision making around war and peace. Conflicts in Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan were partly defined by the legal debates that preceded and followed them. This subject will examine the regulation of inter-state violence. It will pay particular attention to the Iraq War of 2003 and will seek to read international law (particularly the relevant provisions of the United Nations (UN) Charter and associated Security Council resolutions) through the various ‘secret’ documents released by the Iraq (Chilcot) Inquiry United Kingdom into the war. There also will be a simulation of North Alantic Treaty Organisation’s (NATO) Libyan intervention in 2010. The subject will be taught by Professor Gerry Simpson alongside experts from outside Melbourne Law School.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
Take-home examination (100%) (12 pm 23 March to 5 pm 26 March)
10,000 word research paper (100%) (30 April) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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