LAW346 Law and Crisis: The Use of Emergency PowersUpdated: 20 March 2019
|Offering||Not offered in 2020|
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||36cp in Law including LS220 or LAW220|
- Law and Crisis: The Use of Emergency Powers
|Coordinator(s)||Patrick Graham (email@example.com)|
This unit examines the history and theory behind the use of emergency legal powers in a time of crisis. It looks to how liberal democracies balance the need to confront a public emergency, such as war or widespread civil unrest, while at the same time acting within the rule of law. The unit examines use of emergency laws during wartime, particularly so in the common law world. It also looks at the role which the Weimar constitution's emergency provisions played in the rise of the Nazis. Finally, it examines post-9/11 themes arising from the 'war on terror' such as the concept of habeas corpus and the use of torture methods.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: