6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
Topics include: an overview of international organisations and the role they play in the development of international law; the sources of international institutional law; the United Nations, 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 IMF and the World (IBRD); regional organisations particularly APEC; the effectiveness of international organisations including enforcement issues and prospects for reform.
Students who successfully complete the course should have:
- acquired an understanding of the development and practice of international organisations and their role in developing international law
- an understanding of the roles, structure, functions and practice of international organisations
- a general knowledge of regional organisations particularly in the Asia Pacific region and the unexplored links between regional organisations and global governance
- examined some particular case studies which evaluate the effectiveness of international organisations and the current issues they face
- enhanced their presentational, legal research and legal writing skills.
Individual research assignment (4000 words): 50% + Take-home examination (two weeks - 4000 words): 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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