Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013: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
|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.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
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/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
The involvement of foreign troops in military action, for instance in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, has highlighted complex questions relating to the applicability of human rights law to their actions, which will be studied in this subject at an advanced level. There are two interrelated legal and moral questions: is human rights law applicable in situations of armed conflict or occupation, in addition to international humanitarian law, and can the use of force ever be justified in the name of human rights? Professor Chinkin has extensive academic engagement with the issues arising from these questions and will also draw from her practical experience as a member of the legal team in litigation determining the United Kingdom’s responsibility under human rights law for its actions in Iraq and as a member of a United Nations (UN) fact-finding mission with respect to allegations of violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Gaza.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
Take-home examination (100%) (11–14 October)
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.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70422/2013|
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