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LAWS6062 - International Law-the Use of Armed Force
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 54
Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Nicole Abadee, Ms Alison Pert

Classes: block/intensive

Assessment: 1x8000wd research essay (100%)

In this unit we consider the history of the prohibition on the unilateral use of armed force, and the exceptions to that prohibition: self-defence and collective action authorised by the Security Council. We consider the application of the law of self-defence to the fight against terrorism, as well as the lawfulness of the "Bush doctrine" of pre-emptive self-defence. We then look at collective security including peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention, and the emerging concept of the responsibility to protect.
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