MLM719 - Human Rights Law and Policy


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students enrolled in M737 and M726: MLM704

Students enrolled in M729: MLJ701 and MLJ709

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MLL211
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester 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, as well as its implementation in law and policy 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 as well as means for enforcement using select case studies to highlight the operation of human rights norms. The unit has a particular focus on the relationship between government policy and human rights practice.

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