Courses & Units

Human Rights and Global Justice XBR307



This unit will be offered off campus in Summer School. It will commence on 27 January 2020.


Human Rights are fundamental 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 unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to the development, application and cultural relativity of human rights, and how they are placed alongside our notions of global justice. The unit explores the evolution of human rights, demonstrating how their conception has changed over time, and also to whom rights are extended, who guarantees protection of the said rights, and how violators of rights have come to be punished in the international system. The material covered in this unit is global in both its geographic scope and its cultural awareness. The unit will provide you with the tools to make determinations about the nature of human rights in a globalised world.


Unit name Human Rights and Global Justice
Unit code XBR307
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, Dr. Matt Killingsworth, Professor Michael Bennett, Professor Michael Tate, Ms Anja Hilkemeijer, and Mr. David Taylor.

Level Advanced
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 25/1/2021 31/1/2021 9/2/2021 20/2/2021

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 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. A fourth week of non-contact hours is provided to allow students to complete their final assessment for this unit.


Historical and predictive time-line: 20%; Combined written account and oral reflection: 30%; and 2000 word e-Portfolio: 50%

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is taught on line.


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