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Public Policy and International Law - POL827

This unit examines the ways in which both customary and treaty-based international law impact directly and indirectly on public policy. It considers the international law of the sea, the International Criminal Court, the laws of war, and critically analyses obligations entailed in signing on to human rights treaties. The unit covers the incorporation of international law into domestic law in the Australian context, giving rise to another 'head of power' under which the Commonwealth Parliament can legislate. The unit evaluates current debates and policy issues which have international law implications, including terrorism, refugees, torture and the use of force.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Politics staff

Admission to MPPP or MPASR or MIntRel or MDevCult or MSocEntre or MIntPubDip or GradDipPASR or GradCertPP or GradDipPP or GradDipIntRel or MTransInterMIntRel or MIntBusMIntRel or MPPPMDevStud or MPASRMDevStud or MPPPMPASR or MPPMIntRel Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): IRPG857
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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