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LAW60044   International Law and the Use of Force   (15 credits)

 
Year Running: 2017/2018
Credit level: F7
Pre-requisites   Or a demonstrable knowledge of public international law acquired from prior study
Co-requisites   MA Global Law & Politics students: core module `The Politics of International Law

Description

Recent conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq have attracted much debate on the legality of going to war. This module looks at that international legal debate, drawing upon practice and doctrine in the area known traditionally as the jus ad bellum. The topics considered are: limitations upon war in international war; the prohibition on the use of armed force in the UN Charter; the right of self-defence; humanitarian intervention; collective security and UN military action; and regionalism and collective security.

 

Reading List


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 138.0
Seminar 12.0
 

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 100 % S2