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LAW8130 : Global Security Law (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

•       To provide students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the international regimes applicable to key contemporary security issues;
•       To provide students with an awareness of the historical and political factors against which the regimes have developed and the various actors involved;
•       To enable students to critically assess the various responses taken by the international community to security issues;
•       To enable students to identify future security issues;
•       To provide an exposition of how violations of the law are identified and enforced; and to consider the limitations inherent in this context;
•       To develop students’ capacity for critical analysis and problem solving;
•       To develop students’ research skills through the preparation of coursework and class presentations;
•       To encourage student-driven learning.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       The role and evolution of United Nations peacekeeping operations
•       The international legal response to terrorism
•       The approaches to disarmament, for example, in the context of nuclear and biological weapons
•       The rules on maritime security, especially piracy
•       The response to cyber security threats such as cyber warfare, espionage and hacking
•       The increasingly important matters of energy and resource security in such contexts as oil and water
•       The international community’s efforts to tackle cross-border trafficking of drugs
•       The issue of disaster response and humanitarian assistance

List of Seminars (Provisional):

•       United Nations peacekeeping operations
•       Counter-Terrorism
•       Disarmament
•       Maritime Security
•       Cyber Security
•       Energy and Resource Security
•       Drug Control
•       Disaster Response Law

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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