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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 analyse the philosophical basis underlying the international human rights framework, and then critique various methods for the enforcement or realisation of human rights at both an international and domestic level. Students will examine case studies in the areas of civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, and the field of emerging rights, and construct potential solutions to complex human rights problems. LAW5HRL is the pre-requisite for the internship subject LAW5HRA (Human Rights Advocacy).

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminar exercises, research assignment, seminar presentation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW5CSL OR LAW5LRE


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, OUP



PublisherOxford University Press


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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. Assess and critically analyse the key principles and theories underlying central human rights treaties and frameworks
02. Interpret and evaluate legislative and international legal instruments in a number of core human rights areas
03. Utilise specific legal principles and domestic and international instruments to create, defend and communication solutions to complex human rights problems to different audiences
04. Demonstrate a mastery of academic and professional conventions in completing set tasks both individually and in group work.

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