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Unit of Study LAW30003 - International Humanitarian Law (2016)

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  • Pre-requisites

      96 credit points in any SCU units

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the origins and rationale that has shaped international humanitarian law, including the key ideas, legal doctrines and institutional structures developed to limit the means and methods of warfare
2 analyse the central issues and problems in the contemporary international humanitarian law regime from the perspective of theory, policy and practice
3 apply general principles of law to international humanitarian law
4 identify and be able to apply, in an effective manner, primary and secondary sources of international humanitarian law, including internet resources, reports and visual media
5 articulate and appraise different concepts, ideas and approaches to international humanitarian law through concise written and oral interventions
6 apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to their own interests and be able to articulate, evaluate and reflect on their own ideas and those of others
7 conduct independent study and group work, including group participation, in order to develop analytical, drafting and oral advocacy skills.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the origins and rationale that has shaped international humanitarian law, including the key ideas, legal doctrines and institutional structures developed to limit the means and methods of warfare
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. analyse the central issues and problems in the contemporary international humanitarian law regime from the perspective of theory, policy and practice
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. apply general principles of law to international humanitarian law
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. identify and be able to apply, in an effective manner, primary and secondary sources of international humanitarian law, including internet resources, reports and visual media
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. articulate and appraise different concepts, ideas and approaches to international humanitarian law through concise written and oral interventions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to their own interests and be able to articulate, evaluate and reflect on their own ideas and those of others
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. conduct independent study and group work, including group participation, in order to develop analytical, drafting and oral advocacy skills.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6: