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LAWS1023 - Public International Law
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
Domestic Fee: $4,170
International Fee: $4,980
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: LAWS1006
Prohibitions: LAWS1018, LAWS2005, LAWS5005
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Chester Brown

Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment: 2,500wd optional, non-redeemable, problem assignment (30%) and 2hr 30min final exam (70%)

The compulsory unit of study is an introduction to the general problems, sources and techniques of public international law. The unit surveys the fundamental rules and principles public international law through an examination of the following topics (1) the nature, function and scope of public international law, (2) the sources of public international law, (3) the law of treaties including principles of treaty interpretation, (4) the relationship between public international law and municipal law, (5) the extent of civil and criminal state jurisdiction, (6) immunities from state jurisdiction including diplomatic privileges and immunities (7) state responsibility, including diplomatic protection, nationality of claims and exhaustion of local remedies, (8) regulation of the use of force in international relations, and (9) dispute settlement.
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