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International organisations (6 points)


Leader: Ms Alison Duxbury

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Many international legal, political and economic issues of the day involve international organisations. This subject aims to give students an overview of international organisations and the role they play in the development of international law. The following subjects will be considered: the sources of international institutional law; the UN including the General Assembly, the Security Council, peacekeeping operations and human rights; global judicial bodies including the International Court of Justice and War Crimes Tribunals; international economic organisations including the GATT/WTO, Regional Organisations particularly APEC and finally the effectiveness of international organisations.

Assessment: Participation in model Security Council exercise: 30% + Final examination (2 hours): 70%

Contact Hours: Two 1.5 hour lectures per week

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