Courses & Units

Human Rights LAW634

Hobart

Note:

Please note that this unit has a Quota of 30 students.

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

This unit has a two-fold aim. First, to equip students with detailed understanding of the international and national rules, processes and institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights.  Secondly, to engage students with key critiques of, and challenges to, contemporary human rights protection.


The unit starts by critically examining the emergence of universal human rights standards and considers the theoretical justifications that underpin these standards. Students then investigate the protection and promotion of human rights in the United Nations, regional human rights bodies and in Australia. This will be followed by a consideration of human rights approaches to the protection of key vulnerable groups including indigenous peoples, asylum seekers and women. Case studies will also examine current debates around the balancing of rights to equality and dignity of the person, freedom of speech and freedom of religion and belief. Finally, this unit will examine UN Rapporteur Prof Philip Alston’s call for human rights activists to focus more closely on the promotion and protection of economic and social rights.

Summary

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

Anja Hilkemeijer

Teaching staff

Anja Hilkemeijer

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Intensive Session Jan B On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Intensive Session Jan B 7/1/2019 11/1/2019 17/1/2019 27/1/2019

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $1,671.00 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

1 x 3 hour class/per day 7th Jan – 18th Jan 2019

Assessment

Participation 40%; research assignment 60%

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