MLL211 - Human Rights Law


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL417
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only


Successful completion of MLL113 and 3 credit points of Law units

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MLL302, MLL417
Study commitment

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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