This unit provides you with an insightful and comprehensive examination of international law. Judiciaries in several countries are increasingly drawing on international law to support their legal reasoning. This is necessitating business leaders build an awareness of how international law may affect the businesses they manage, direct or own. As such, this unit focuses on legal risk around the formation and operation of international commercial transactions. There are four main recognised international business risks; logistical, regulatory, financial, and political. Furthermore, businesses need to comply with conventions ratified by many countries that require a competent understanding of various international instruments. This unit analyses the critical aspects of international law engagement with international organisations, treaty making, dispute resolution and the interaction of international law. Topics covered include the international; trade, sale of goods, legal rules around banking and financial institutions, dispute resolution (for example, arbitration), criminal law, human rights, and electronic commerce. Traditional areas of international law are also covered, such as international legal practice and engagement. Grasping this area of business is important for those seeking a contemporary understanding of the practice and significance of international law.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||3|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Online Test||30%|
|2. Reflective Practice Assignment||40%|
|3. Case Study||30%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Online Test||•||•||•|
|2 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•||•|
|3 - Case Study||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•|
|4 - Research||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Online Test||•||•|
|3 - Case Study||•||•||•|
|2 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•|