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War Law - LAWS587

The maintenance of international peace and security is one of the driving aims of the international legal order. International law seeks to both prevent, and when that is not possible, regulate the conduct of armed conflict. This unit will consider this role of international law, examining the nature of armed conflict and the role of international humanitarian law and international criminal law in providing a framework to address contemporary challenges during armed conflict, including the protection of civilians, the status and treatment of combatants, the protection of the environment and cultural heritage, and the pursuit of peace.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Shireen Daft

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


LAWS259 or LAW409 or LAW459 or LAW509

NCCW(s): LAW537, LAW587
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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