units

LAW5354

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2015 (Day)

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7286

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Synopsis

This unit will explore how the international community has responded to the most heinous international crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, aggression, serious human rights abuses and terrorism, in the context of selected events in modern history. The successes and failures in enforcement of international crimes by States and in international tribunals and the International Criminal Court, will be considered, as will the future of international criminal justice.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to International Criminal Justice with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning.
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to International Criminal Justice.
  • Conduct research in International Criminal Justice based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods.
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to International Criminal Justice.

Assessment

Take-home exam :50%
Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
OR
Research assignment of (7,500 words): 100%.

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)

Chief examiner(s)