ILAP613-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Advanced Principles of Public International Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinators

Natalie Baird and Shea Esterling


Karen Scott , John Hopkins and Neil Boister


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Presentation 20%
Essay 80%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Costi, Alberto et al; Public international law : a New Zealand perspective ; LexisNexis NZ Limited, 2020.

Evans, Malcolm D; International law ; Fifth edition; Oxford University Press, 2018.

Hertogen, An , Hood, Anna; International law in Aotearoa New Zealand ; Wellington, New Zealand : Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, 2021.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* 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

  • ILAP613-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024