MLL211 - Human Rights Law
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
|Previously coded as:||MLL417|
For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Successful completion of MLL113 and 3 credit points of Law units
|Incompatible with:||MLL302, MLL417|
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
2h class + 1h seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
2h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week
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.
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