1 Admission into MLAWILIR-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) 1a Admission into MLAWILIRA-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) [1.5 years] 1b Admission into JD-Juris Doctor 1c Admission into MLAWILIRP-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) [1 year] 1d Admission into MIR-Master of International Relations 2 Admission into BLAWSH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 2a Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) 2b Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours) 2c Admission into BLLAWH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 2d Admission into BLLAWHFP-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - City Campus 3 72 units of LLAW topics Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d) and 3))
Assignment(s), Online assessment
This topic looks at the international law, politics and practice of human rights. During the six weeks of this intensive topic, we will examine the history and theory of human rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the core human rights treaties. There will be a focus on the role of the United Nations in the development, implementation, and monitoring of international human rights, including the UN Human Rights Council, the treaty-based bodies, Special Procedures and other subsidiary bodies, and the Universal Periodic Review. Consideration will also be given to the role of regional bodies (such as the European Union and the Organization of American States) in human rights and the place of international human rights in Australian law.
This topic aims to teach students to:
Understand the history and theory of international human rights, including debates in these fields
Understand the content and application of core legal and political documents (including treaties) in international human rights
Explore the role of the United Nations in international human rights
Think critically about the nature and effectiveness of international human rights
Develop the skills of scholarly research, writing, and critical analysis
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:
Analyse and assess theories of human rights and their history
Identify and apply the main principles and rules of international human rights law, including from specific treaties
Understand the role of the United Nations in developing, monitoring, and implementing human rights
Work effectively as a member of a team
Communicate clearly and effectively in written work (including appropriate citation and referencing)
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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