HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
Credit points: 15
Students in this unit study the core elements and fundamental issues in international and Australian human rights law. We consider the philosophical basis that underlies the international human rights framework, and then examine various methods for the enforcement or realisation of human rights at both an international and domestic level. We consider case studies in the areas of civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, and the field of emerging rights.
FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites LAW1LIM and LAW2STA. Later year non-law students must apply to the coordinator for permission to enrol, and will be required to have completed relevant subjects such as legal studies, politics, international relations or history.
Incompatible subjects LST21/31HRL, LAW2HRL
Special conditions This LLB unit is available to Legal Studies students from any Faculty who meet the prerequisites. Alternatively current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||International law of human rights||Prescribed||Nolan, McBeth, and Rice||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2012|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment size80
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Annotated bibliography (mid semester, formative assessment)||maximum 1,000 words||20|
|Group seminar exercises (5 in-class group exercises worth 3 per cent each)||250 words each||15|
|One group presentation; 10 to 20 minutes||3-4 students in each group||15|
|Research Assignment(end of semester)||maximum 1,500 words||50|