Courses & Units

Human Rights and Global Justice XBR207



This unit will be offered off campus in Summer School. It will commence on 28 January 2019.


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
Unit code XBR207
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline History and Classics|Law|Politics and International Relations

David Taylor

Teaching staff

Dr. Gail Lugten, Professor Michael Bennett, Dr. Matt Killingsworth, Professor Michael Tate, Ms. Anja Hilkemeijer, and Mr. David Taylor.

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? Yes


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 5 Week Session Feb A Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Feb A 28/1/2019 3/2/2019 12/2/2019 24/2/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,037.00 090399

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Completion of at least 100 pts of university study (i.e. 8 x 12.5 units)

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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

This unit will be offered off-campus as a three-week (fifteen day) intensive teaching unit to be conducted in January and February 2018 (Monday 29 January - Friday 16 February). A fourth week of non-contact hours is provided to allow students to complete their final assessment for this unit (Monday 19 February – Friday 23 February).


Short answer test 20%; Campaign leaflet 30%; 2000 evaluative essay 50%

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Flexible Study Options

This unit will be taught online.


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