ILAP613-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Advanced Principles of Public International Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


A seminar-based course, involving an advanced study of the principles of public international law. This course is a compulsory component of the LLM (IntLaw&Pols).

This course provides an advance study of international law as a legal system and focuses on the fundamentals of that system including the creation of international law, legal persons and core principles relating to jurisdiction, the relationship between national and international law and state responsibility.  This course will provide students with an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of the international legal system, which is a necessary pre-requisite for the study of any area of international law and for understanding the political and diplomatic context of international events.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Subject to approval of the Programme Director.

Course Coordinators

Christian Riffel and Natalie Baird


Karen Scott , Shea Esterling and John Hopkins


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Presentation 10%
Essay 90%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,037.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All ILAP613 Occurrences

  • ILAP613-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023