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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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. .

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesExercises, Presentation, Essay, Research assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and LAW2STA or Subject Coordinator approval required for non law students


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

International law of human rights

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorNolan, McBeth, and Rice



PublisherOxford University press


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Summarise and assess the central principles which led to the creation of specific human rights-focused laws and treaties.
02. Interpret and evaluate the different legislative and international law instruments which protect a selection of human rights.
03. Select legal principles and instruments to create and defend solutions to human rights problems.
04. Demonstrate an ability to follow instructions and academic conventions in completing set tasks

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