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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Discipline||History and Classics|Law|Politics and International Relations|
Dr Gail Lugten, Dr. Matt Killingsworth, Professor Michael Bennett, Professor Michael Tate, Ms Anja Hilkemeijer, and Mr. David Taylor.
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Feb A||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 Feb A||28/1/2020||3/2/2020||12/2/2020||23/2/2020|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||090399|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Completion of at least 100 pts of university study (i.e. 8 x 12.5 units)
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
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%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
This unit is taught on line.
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