LAWS525-17B Contemporary International Indigenous Issues

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the issues that are raised at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues each year to provide a special insight into the working of the United Nations on contemporary and topical indigenous issues. An examination of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will be pivotal.

Convener: Valmaine Toki

LAWS526-17A Legal Aspects of Cyber Security

This paper will be one of the core papers in the new Master of Cyber Security degree. It is also open for Law Masters and honours students. It explores the legal aspects of cyber security and cyber crime, by analysing selected legislation and case law relevant to the area of cyber security. The paper covers the ethical and legal boundaries of rights and liability of security professionals.

Convener: Wayne Rumbles

LAWS527-17B Advanced Issues in Charity Law

This paper provides a detailed examination of issues arising out of contemporary matters relating to charity law, both nationally and internationally.

Convener: Juliet Chevalier-Watts

LAWS531-17B International Environmental Law

This paper provides a synthesis of theory and specific case studies, so that the student will be able to understand the most formidable international environmental problems in international law and the context from which these problems originate. Working with thematic areas of international environmental law, ranging from climate change to biological diversity, specific case studies will also include international environmental law and sustainable development, economic growth, free trade, debt, aid and sovereignty.

Convener: Al Gillespie

LAWS534-17A Transnational Criminal Law

Globalised criminal activity has forced states to coordinate their legal responses. This paper examines the substantive crimes that states have agreed to enact and the forms of procedural cooperation that states have agreed to adopt in order to cooperate in the suppression of transnational crime.

Convener: Neil Boister

LAWS562-17A International Trade

This paper will provide students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the law and policies of present-day international trade regulations, both on the multilateral level (and hence an intensive examination of the procedural and substantive law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)) and on the regional level (the law of Free Trade Agreements).

Special regard will be given to the ongoing debates on the ongoing negotiations on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Students will be invited to analyze critically the status quo with a particular emphasis of intended and unintended consequences of trade law on other policy objectives. In particular the so-called "interface" issues (the impact of trade law on the environment, health and safety, development and other social policies) will be critically assessed in light of cases regarding trade in alcoholic beverages, genetically modified products, gambling services, tabacco, renewable energy, seal products and so on.

Convener: Alberto Alvarez-Jimenez

LAWS571 - 17B (HAM) Special Topic: International Sales and Finance Law

This paper discusses the most important legal issues in international sales and finance in the modern global era. Principal topics include: international sale of goods most commonly adopted terms such as FOB, CIF etc., international sale of goods under the terms of the United Nations Convention on the International sale of Goods 1980, passing property and risk, delivery, bills of lading, letters of credit, disputes resolution, jurisdiction and governing law of contracts for international sales and finance.

Convener: Leo Liao

LAWS577 - 17B (HAM) National and International Human Rights Law

This paper examines the international framework for the promotion and protection of human rights, including civil, cultural, economic , political and social rights and how the standards set can be implemented at the national and international level.

Convener: Claire Breen