Postgraduate | CUR-CHRE509 | 2024
Forced Migration and Refugee Rights
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Navigate the politics of forced migration. Critique and deconstruct theories and literature about refugee rights. Seek a legal perspective on Australia's asylum policies.Shore up a better understanding of refugee rights activism and advocacy.
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- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
Forced Migration and Refugee Rights
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe and critique refugee rights theories
- use appropriate technologies to locate and critically appraise relevant refugee rights literature
- analyse and communicate refugee rights theories
- critically analyse political, policy and moral issues using a refugee rights framework.
- Forced migration, refugees and asylum seekers: key concepts, terms and definitions
- The implications of state sovereignty and borders on people seeking asylum
- Global trends of forced migration
- The legal and political landscape of forced migration in Australia
- Activism and advocacy and the rights of people seeking asylum in Australia
This subject was previously known as Refugee Rights.
This subject explores forced migration from a range of perspectives, encouraging a critical engagement with the topic and the perspectives of those with lived experience. It examines theories and practices in relation to refugees and the politics of forced migration as well as the evolution of the international regime for refugee protection. The challenges provided by the restrictive policies of receiving countries and durable solutions to forced migration movements are examined.
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- Discussion Points (Part 1) (30%)
- Conference Presentation (40%)
- Discussion Points (Part 2) (30%)
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