MLL302 - Human Rights Law


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

(For Bachelor of Laws students only)

Unit chair:

Tanim Bari


MLL110, MLL111, MLL213, MLL214, MLL323

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit provides an overview of the development, substance and enforcement of international human rights law. Almost seven decades after the human rights regime emerged out of the disasters of the second world war, human rights norms and institutions deeply inform the rhetoric, practice and theory of international law and politics, as well as the internal constitutional structures of many states (including Australia). Although the frailties of human rights as an ideal, an ideology or practice are evident, the concept of human rights has become a part of modern consciousness, a lens through which to see the world, a universal discourse, a potent aspiration. This course uses the term ‘human rights regime’ to include post-1945 governmental, intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions and practices in both national and international contexts in the recognition and protection of human rights.


Written assignment (Individual) Research essay (2500 words) 50%

Examination (Short-answer and essay questions) 2 hours, 50%

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