|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW2211
Public International Law builds upon the knowledge and skills developed in first-year law courses to offer an international dimension to the study of law. The course encourages students to understand public international law – and its relevance to Australian domestic law – by learning about its sources, principles and institutions, with specific applications of human rights law.
Public International Law develops an understanding of the sources, principles and institutions of international law, with specific applications of international human rights law. The course explores fundamental concepts such as the nature and sources of international law and the international legal system, the relationship between international and domestic law, criteria for statehood, state personality, jurisdiction and responsibility, and the use of force. It provides a broad introduction to international human rights law, the law of the sea and international environmental law.