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LAWS474 Special Topic 5: International Criminal Law: Terrorism and Human Rights

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This paper introduces students to international criminal law as it applies to terrorism and human rights from early history through to modern times.

This paper introduces students to international criminal law as it applies to terrorism and human rights from early history through to modern times.

Paper title Special Topic 5: International Criminal Law: Terrorism and Human Rights
Paper code LAWS474
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $691.30
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Prerequisite
LAWS 301
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Matthew Gillett

Textbooks
Course materials are provided.
Course outline

Historical evolution of terrorism; and its place under international criminal law

Human rights and counter-terrorism (in-Lecture exercise on assessing counter-terrorism operations against human rights standards)

International Conventions and Security Council Resolutions on terrorism

Judicial definitions of terrorism (particularly Special Tribunal for Lebanon) (in-Lecture exercise on negotiating definition of Terrorism)

Eco-terrorism, ecocide, and environmental protection

The war on terror and jus ad bellum

Terror and terrorism and jus in bello

Countering financing and material support of terrorist organizations

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

1. Understanding the abstract concepts of terrorism and human rights and possessing knowledge about the historical emergence and current manifestations of these concepts

2. Familiarisation with the various anti-terrorism conventions and other applicable international treaties and customary rules; knowledge of current efforts to agree a comprehensive definition of terrorism and obstacles to same

3. Knowledge of, and ability to identify, the most relevant human rights affected by counter-terrorism efforts and comments on tensions between human rights law and counter-terrorism with the appreciation that terrorism and human rights are dynamic subjects, which are constantly evolving

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Timetable

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard