Courses & Units

Human Rights LAW634

Note:

Pre-requisites are applicable to non-Law students, as well as to Law students. Those wishing to study this unit who do not meet the pre-requisites should contact the Law Manager Academic Administration-Law about a possible pre-requisite waiver.

Introduction

Examines the theory of human rights and their development in international law and application to Australian domestic law. A consideration is made of the basic principles, instruments and issues in international human rights law. A study is conducted of United Nations and a regional treaty and committee processes and structures for the protection of human rights, with a thematic reference to current by topics. Difficulties of enforcement of international human rights instruments are discussed. International human rights are also considered in an Australian domestic context. An examination is made of the impact of human rights on Australian law and policy, including constitutional and federal issues, Australian government approaches and preferences in the protection of human rights.

Summary

Unit name Human Rights
Unit code LAW634
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Anja Hilkemeijer

Teaching staff

Anja Hilkemeijer

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 091103

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Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW253 AND LAW256 AND LAW254 AND LAW255 AND LAW251 AND LAW252 AND LAW250 OR LAW221 AND LAW222 AND LAW224 AND LAW225 AND LAW205 AND LAW226 AND LAW223 OR LAW351 AND LAW352 AND LAW223 AND LAW221 AND LAW253 AND LAW222 AND LAW224

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1x three hour interactive class from weeks 2 - 13 inclusive

Assessment

Participation including class presentations 40%; research assignment 60%

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Textbooks

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