LAWSG056A Use of Force in International Law
|LAWSG056A: USE OF FORCE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW|
|Credit value:||15 credits (7.5 ECTS, 150 learning hours)|
|Teaching Delivery:||10 x 2-hour weekly lectures, Term One|
|Who may enrol:||LLM students only|
|Must not be taken with:||None|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in International Law|
|Introductory video||Currently there is no introductory video for this module|
|Practice Assessment:||Students may submit an answer to a past exam question to obtain feedback|
|Final Assessment:||One 2-hour unseen written examination (100%)|
This module surveys the regulation of the use of force in international law (the jus ad bellum). It covers the regulation of recourse to force between States, and focuses principally on the United Nations Charter and subsequent developments. We will begin with a broad strokes historical overview, and then consider self-defence, the ‘war on terror’, enforcement measures taken by the UN, unilateral recourses to force and their legality, as well as ‘humanitarian’ intervention.
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, available at the beginning of term once students have enrolled.
Students who have not taken any general module in Public International Law before are strongly advised to read a general textbook in advance of commencing the course. A concise and elegant textbook is Vaughan Lowe, International Law (Oxford UP 2007).
Other students may wish to a look at relevant entries in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford UP, available online [subscription or institutional access required] at www.mpepil.com).