Postgraduate Module Descriptor
LAWM716: The International Law of Military Operations
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
The module aims to provide you with a detailed understanding of the rules of international law governing the presence, status and conduct of military operations abroad outside the context of armed conflict. It explores an area of law that is highly relevant in practice and offers students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the legal challenges raised by foreign military deployments.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the legal framework regulating the presence, status and conduct of military operations under international law;|
2. Demonstrate critical understanding of the relationship between the distinct rules and legal regimes of international law applicable to the deployment of foreign armed forces.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Demonstrate the capacity to develop, apply and critically assess international legal arguments, using a wide range of appropriate primary materials and advanced scholarship;|
4. Demonstrate critical understanding of the relationship between the different branches and sources of rules of law, including potential norm conflicts, and between legal and non-legal considerations impacting on legal argument and advice.
|Personal and Key Skills||5. Process and evaluate effectively a substantial body of complex and sometimes contradictory legal and non-legal information;|
6. Communicate and engage in debate effectively and accurately.
7. Work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.