Faculty of Business and Economics

Skip to content | Change text size

print version

Monash University

Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Ms Alice De Jonge


The unit examines the principles of international law governing the legal relations between international states or other international legal persons. To this end a study will be made of the sources of international law and the relationship of international and municipal law. Specifically, the course will outline the principles relating to territory, personality, state responsibility, recognition, jurisdiction, air, space and sea law, dispute settlement and the law of treaties.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define and describe the distinctive nature of international law and some of its basic doctrines and subject areas
  • identify the sources of international law, and explain the principles which govern the use of those sources
  • describe the structures and institutions of international law, and be able to use the vocabulary of international law
  • analyse the increasing impact of international law on Australian domestic law, as well as on the domestic legal systems of other states
  • demonstrate a capacity to conduct research on, and to critically analyse, a specific aspect of public international law


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (take-home): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Alice de Jonge

Contact hours

3 hours per week