MLL211 - Human Rights Law


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), 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


For all students commencing prior to 2019: MLL110, plus 4 additional Law (MLL) units 

For all students commencing after 2019: MLL110 and MLL113, plus 3 additional Law (MLL) 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

2 hour class + 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2 hour class (recordings provided) + 1 hour online seminar per week


The unit provides an overview of the development, substance and enforcement of international human rights law, as well as its implementation in Australia. We will consider the philosophical concepts of human rights as well as the development of the contemporary international human rights regime. We will also look at the various rights recognised in human rights law, the manner in which they can be limited and means for enforcement. Selected case studies will be explored to highlight the operation and potential of human rights norms.

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