The Law of Modern Conflict
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Examines some of the most complex legal problems in modern conflict. The conduct of international affairs can be a rough business, but one in which actions remain constrained by the rule of law. Students are provided with a basic understanding of the core principles of public international law, before advancing to a critical examination of the dynamic interplay between international politics and international law in modern conflict and global security. Topics covered may include prohibitions on the use of force and cyber-attacks, unmanned aerial strikes and territorial sovereignty, bio-warfare and international espionage.

Additional Course Information
Registration status: Year 3 or Year 4.