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LA956 - Global Law & Politics

  • Module code: LA956
  • Module name: Global Law & Politics
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module addresses the silent histories and achievements of international law of co-operation that make routinely possible the orderly flows of transport and communication, trade and commerce, and the making of international law of sustainable development such as the Antarctica Regime, the regimes of peaceful uses of the outer space, and the law of seabed and ocean floor resource management. It addresses the following thematics: (i) patterns of international co-operation in the investigation and prosecution of organised global criminality; (ii) problems of international judicial co-operation; (iii) the changing patterns of international lex mercatoria regimes, and (iv) the agendum of national law and adjudicative reform under the auspices of the ideologies of 'good governance.' The role of human rights NGOs and social movements will provide an additional specific focus.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: LA956-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • LLM International Development Law and Human Rights (M1M2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Advanced Legal Studies (M3PJ) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2
  • MA in Globalisation and Development (M9PB) - Year 2