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.
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 and illustration current by topics such as terrorism and human rights and the prohibitions against genocide and torture. Difficulties of enforcement of international human rights instruments are discussed. A consideration is made of some aspects of international humanitarian law. 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. Australian legislative mechanisms implementing United Nations human rights treaties and Australian Charters or Bills of Rights.
|Unit name||Human Rights|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Law
School of Law
|Discipline||School of Law|
Ms A Hilkemeijer
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2015: $769.00||2015: $1,486.00||091103|
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- Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.
1 x 50 min lecture per week & 1 x 90 min seminar
Seminars presentations 20%; Class participation 20%; research assignment 60%
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