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LX4584: THE USE OF FORCE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (HONOURS) (2017-2018)

Last modified: 21 Mar 2017 13:58


Course Overview

The course analyses how international law regulates the use of force between States. The course will first study the fundamental principle of the prohibition on the use of force between States. It will then examine the current exceptions to this principle, and how States try to justify the use of force. In doing so, the course will study the most recent recourses to force on the international plane, in particular in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Teaching will be delivered through discussion based seminars. Assessment is based on the drafting of an essay and an exam.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Irène Couzigou

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Course Aims: For Honours MA Legal Studies students the course has a credit point value of 30. This variation of the course requires an additional element of assessment. Main Learning Outcomes: For Honours MA Legal Studies students the course has a credit point value of 30. This variation of the course requires an additional element of assessment. Content: Analysis of the law on the use of armed force in international law.

Further Information & Notes

For Honours MA Legal Studies students the course has a credit point value of 30. This variation of the course requires an additional element of assessment.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

28 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (75%), one continuous assessment essay of 2,500 words for LLB Honours students and of 3,000 words for MA students in Legal Studies. (25% in each case) Resit: Normally, no resit is available.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided on the feedback form within three weeks from the date of submission.

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