JUSTICE AFTER ATROCITY

LAW5JUS

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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 faced atrocities and mass violence, including criminal trials (domestic and international), truth commissions, lustration and art works. By examining a number of case studies from across the globe, students are invited to critically reflect of the difficulties in notions of truth, representation and justice. Focus is on both the theories and the practices of justice mechanisms with the 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 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program offered by the School of Law, or must have permission of the Director of Programs 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 analyse theories of justice in the context of societal breakdown using a range of evaluation tools

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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Reconceptualise justice mechanisms using case studies showing a profound understanding of 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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Clearly and 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 (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)

04. Demonstrate high level 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 (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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