Human Rights are fundamental human rights that are inherent in every individual on the basis of humanity. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. This breadth unit takes an inter-disciplinary perspective to the development, application and cultural relativity of human rights and how they are placed alongside our notions of global justice. It combines the perspectives of History, Law and International Relations. Through the unit content, students will begin by exploring the evolution of human rights. The unit goes on to demonstrate how the concept of "human rights" has changed over time, to whom rights have been or are being extended, who or what guarantees protection of the said rights, and how violators of rights have come to be punished in the international system. The unit is global in both its geographical scope and its cultural awareness.
|Unit name||Human Rights and Global Justice|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||History and Classics|Law|Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Mr David Taylor|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Jan B||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Jan B||10/1/2022||17/1/2022||27/1/2022||13/2/2022|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Analyse and compare the impact of inter-disciplinary perspectives to the development, application and cultural relativity of human rights.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Prerequisites100 credit points of University-level study
|Assessment||Direct Observations of Clinical Encounters (DOCEs) (100%)|
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