Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|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 equivalent.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
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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|Core Participation Requirements:||
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Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
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The implementation of the legal rules governing the conduct of military hostilities is literally a matter of life and death. The members of the teaching team in this subject combine current international practice in the relevant law – deployment in contemporary military operations and participation in war crimes trials – with acknowledged research expertise. The subject briefly introduces the historical development of international humanitarian law and raises a series of questions around the effective implementation of the law.
What is an armed conflict and how do we determine the legal character of a conflict?; how do combatants distinguish between civilians and enemy combatants and how can protection for civilians in armed conflict – particularly women and children – be improved?; who can lawfully be targeted and killed and who can be detained?; which weapons are prohibited and which are permitted?
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
Take-home examination (100%) (12 pm 26 October to 5 pm 29 October)
10,000 word research paper (100%) (13 December) 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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|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subject-details/sid/5216|
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