Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students enrolled in M737 and M726: MLM704
Students enrolled in M729: MLJ701 and MLJ709
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2h class + 1h seminar per week
2h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week
This unit provides an introduction to international human rights law. It will consider human rights standards as established in international law, international law mechanisms in place to enforce these standards and situations when limitations on human rights are permitted. The implementation of human rights at the domestic level will also be critically examined. The study will include consideration of specific human rights and specific contemporary issues in human rights law, with a particular focus on the relationship between government policy and human rights practice.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Identify, explain and critically analyse the underlying principles and key standards of international human rights, including the content of various human rights.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
Identify, explain and critically analyse international mechanisms designed to enforce international human rights norms.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO4: Critical thinking
Critically evaluate aspects of human rights law in light of contemporary human rights issues and government policy.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
Explain and critically analyse the relevance of international human rights jurisprudence and judgments to human rights law in Australia.
Plan and undertake independent legal research on issues within international human rights law.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO2: CommunicationGLO5: Problem solvingGLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLM719 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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