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LLB350 The Law and Ethics of War

The Law and Ethics of War develops knowledge of legal and ethical issues relating to international law regulating recourse to violence (the jus ad bellum) and the conduct of hostilities (the jus in bello or international humanitarian law). The unit looks at some of the main ethical arguments for and against war and, drawing on past and current real-world case studies, it deals with a range of topical issues such as the use of military force against non-state terrorist groups, the responsibility to protect populations from mass atrocity crimes, and the means and methods of warfare. The unit builds on knowledge and skills developed in earlier core units and in recommended electives, including LLB141 Introduction to International Law.

Unit information

Unit code
LLB350
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School/Discipline
Law School
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2019 25 February 2019 - 21 June 2019 Gardens Point
Gardens Point (External)
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,369
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $2,640
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,624

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
LLH201 or LWB146
Assumed knowledge
LLB141 Introduction to International Law is assumed knowledge

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Unit outlines

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Semester 1, 2019