LW642 or LW506.
OverviewThis course explores selected global problems in their historical, social, political and economic contexts in light of international legal frameworks. The course begins with an examination of key critical perspectives in international law, such as Third World Approaches to International Law, before moving on to specific topics of historical or contemporary concern. Attention will be paid in particular to systemic problems of the global legal order and students are encouraged to analyse the limits and potential of international law to present solutions to global problems as well as the role played by international law in framing and constituting those problems in the first place.
By necessity these topics will vary, but an indicative list follows:
This module appears in:
One 2 hour weekly seminar.
Method of assessment
100% coursework consisting of one essay.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Critically apply detailed knowledge and understanding of international legal principles and concepts to selected global legal problems.
2. Subject to critical examination the application of international law to global legal problems in the light of key theoretical debates and specialized sources.
3. Critically understand the limits and potential of international law in addressing, constituting and challenging global legal problems.
4. Demonstrate systematic and critical knowledge and understanding of key theoretical perspectives and methods in international law.