JUSTICE AFTER ATROCITY

LAW2JAA

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How do societies deal with atrocity and its aftermath? In this subject,  students are introduced to the manifold ways in which societies have face atrocities and mass violence, including criminal trials (domestic and international), truth commissions, lustration and art works. By examining number of case studies from across the globe, students are invited to critically reflect the difficulties in notions of truth, representation and justice. Focus is on both the theories and the practices of justice mechanisms withthe aim of providing students with a well-grounded understanding of the precarious path to justice.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in the graduate, undergraduate and combined law degrees must have completed LAW1LIM Legal Institutions and Methods and LAW2PPL Principles of Public Law, or may enrol with permission of the subject co-ordinator or delegate.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVariousPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically assess theories of justice in the context of societal breakdown

Activities:
1. Utilisation of presentation materials. 2. completion of reading tasks. 3. effective use of on-line learning tools. 4. completion of written assessment. 5. Reflective participation in seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Reconceptualise justice mechanisms using case studies showing the variety of reactions to atrocity and mass violence

Activities:
1. Utilisation of presentation materials. 2. completion of reading tasks. 3. effective use of on-line learning tools. 4. completion of written assessment. 5. Reflective participation in seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Effectively communicate analyses of issues utilising a range of critical perspectives and disciplines

Activities:
1. Utilisation of presentation materials. 2. completion of reading tasks. 3. effective use of on-line learning tools. 4. completion of written assessment. 5. Reflective participation in seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Demonstrate critical understanding of the domestic and international legal landscape in which justice and truth claims are made and tested.

Activities:
1. Utilisation of presentation materials. 2. completion of reading tasks. 3. effective use of on-line learning tools. 4. completion of written assessment. 5. Reflective participation in seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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