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Taught by a team of international experts from four continents, you will develop a sound understanding of the theory and practice of international law and how international institutions work. The courses are suited to both the current law practitioner and those pursuing a career in government, non-government and private institutions where international law is present.

You will learn from world class professors at a top 100 University and study with the next generation of leaders in legal practice, government, business and the not for profit sector.

All of the following short courses are part of the UWA Law Masters program and participants study alongside those engaged in a full degree program.

Foundations of Public International Law

This short course provides participants with

  • an understanding of the sources of public international law and the distinctive features of international legal reasoning;
  • an overview of the historical, political and cultural context of international law; and
  • an ability to analyse questions of public international law and to evaluate arguments concerning public international law.

Event type: Five day short course - offered twice.
Dates: 28 February and 2,3 March 2017 and 1,3,4 August 2017
Unit Coordinator: TBA
Fee:$3,300.00
Registration will be enabled mid-January 2017
More information (assessment is for enrolled postgraduate students only)

Heritage Governance: from Global to Local

This short course examines the background to, and concept of, heritage governance as well as the legal mechanisms, at various levels, used in heritage conservation.

Focus is on the major international treaties for the conservation of world heritage, underwater cultural heritage, movable heritage, intangible heritage and cultural expression. The translation of those legal obligations into local and national practice is then examined through case studies used to illustrate the challenges to effective implementation in different national contexts.

Event type: Five day short course - daily modules available
Dates: NOT OFFERED IN 2017
Lead presenter: Professor Erika Techera
Fee:$3,300.00
More information (assessment is for enrolled postgraduate students only)

International Criminal Law

The short course examines key issues relating to international criminal law, enabling participants to examine the historical and theoretical developments, sources, fundamental principles and objectives of international criminal law as well as the main characteristics of international crimes (such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes).

Event type: Five day short course - daily modules available
Dates: 18-21 April 2017
Unit Coordinator: Assistant Professor Philipp Kastner
Fee:$3,300.00
Registration will be enabled mid-January 2017
More information  (assessment is for enrolled postgraduate students only)

International Humanitarian Law

This short course explores the development and operation of international humanitarian law, which is the body of public international law that regulates conduct during armed conflict. Key issues examine include historical and theoretical developments, sources, fundamental principles and objectives of the rules governing both international and internal armed conflicts.

Topics include:

  • the constraints on means and methods of warfare;
  • the protection of civilians and prisoners of war;
  • means of enforcement of international humanitarian law, including criminal prosecution and 
  • the relationship of the laws of armed conflict with international human rights law, international refugee law and national law.

Event type: Four day short course - daily modules available
Dates: 23,24, 26, 27 October 2017
Unit Coordinator: TBA
Fee:$3,300.00
Registration will be enabled mid-January 2017
More information  (assessment is for enrolled postgraduate students only)

International Human Rights

This short course examines key principles, institutions, organisations, treaties and cases of international human rights law. The development of international human rights law and its historical, political and cultural context is explored, along with debates concerning the theoretical justification for the protection of human rights. Institutional frameworks and procedures for development, interpretation and enforcement are examined. Selected substantive issues of human rights are included as a means of exploring the role of laws, state and non-state actors and methods of implementation and enforcement of human rights in the international sphere, through both global and regional instruments and institutions.

Event type: Six day short course - daily modules available
Dates: 15,16,18,19,22,23 May 2017
Unit Coordinator: Ms Fiona Mcgaughey
Fee:$3,300.00
Registration will be enabled mid-January 2017
More information  (assessment is for enrolled postgraduate students only)

 

International Oil and Gas Law

The content of this short course reflects the current conditions of petroleum exploration and exploitation internationally. The legal forms of State petroleum regimes internationally are compared and the legal position and policy objectives of host states examined, along with the objectives of international oil companies engaged in exploration and production. The relationship between the companies and the host state is expressed through a matrix of contracts and regulatory provisions. The short course also examines this matrix and some of its critical elements, such as concessions, production sharing agreements, and health and safety and environmental regulation.

Event type: Three day short course
Dates: 3-8 April 2017
Lead presenter: Professor Jacqueline Weaver
Fee:$2,530.00
Registration and more information

Law of the Sea

This short course explores the public international law framework for the law of the sea and the regulatory regimes for the main uses of the oceans. The principle treaty examined is the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).  Specific areas covered include the law governing different maritime zones, determination of baselines, and settlement of disputes. In addition, other modules cover the protection and exploitation of living and non-living marine resources as well as marine pollution law.

Event type: Four day short course
Dates: 31 August, 1, 7, 9 September 2017
Unit Coordinator: Assistant Professor Philipp Kastner
Fee:$2,530.00
Registration will be enabled mid-January 2017
More information  (assessment is for enrolled postgraduate students only)

 

The Law Relating to Conflict - Technology and Future Challenges

Modern conflict is characterised by new weapons, new technologies, new environments in which to fight and new kinds of participants in the hostilities. The emerging, increasingly fragmented and rapidly changing notion of conflict challenges, and is challenged by a body of international law that seems to have difficulty in adapting to these new developments.

This course will tackle the most pressing and controversial contemporary issues by looking at the problems that are posed.

Event type: Five day short course
Dates: 26-29 September 2017
Lead presenter: Professor Bill Boothy
Fee: $2,530.00
Registration will be enabled mid-January 2017
More information (assessment is for enrolled postgraduate students only)