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LAWS412 International Law

The principles of the law of nations in peace, war and neutrality. An introduction to the law of international organisation.

This paper offers an introduction to public international law. It covers broad topics: the nature and sources of international law; international actors; jurisdiction and immunities; state responsibility; the use of force.

Paper title International Law
Paper code LAWS412
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $710.30
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96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Teaching staff

Mr Stephen Smith


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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will gain

  • An active understanding of the basic principles and processes of international law
  • The ability to analyse international law problems

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system