Postgraduate | CUR-CHRE506 | 2024
International Human Rights Law and Practice
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Enter the international human rights arena and study the laws, framework and institutions that define it.Scan treaties and conventions. Address Australia's human rights responsibilities. Look into the United Nations and non-government organisations.
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- Start dates
- 15 July 2024,
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- No prior study
- 14 weeks
International Human Rights Law and Practice
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply the international human rights system and national human rights framework to promote human rights
- describe and critique the human rights framework including the role of non-government organisations in promoting and protecting human rights
- use appropriate technologies to locate and critically appraise relevant human rights literature
- analyse and communicate the role of the international human rights system and national human rights framework in defining and promoting human rights.
- Introduction to international human rights law and the major United Nations human rights conventions and declarations
- The reporting and complaint mechanisms of the United Nations human rights bodies
- Human rights law in Australia and the domestic application of international human rights instruments
- The role of non-government organisations within the human rights legal framework
This subject was previously known as Human Rights Instruments and Institutions.
This subject explores international and national human rights systems, including the role of the United Nations and international and national laws in defining, protecting and upholding human rights. Topics include human rights treaties; the recognition of Indigenous rights, racial and ethnic minority rights, women's rights and the rights of other groups; international and regional reporting and complaint mechanisms; and the role of non-government organisations. The subject also includes a practical simulation exercise to understand how the global human rights system operates in practice.
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- Short Essay (30%)
- Simulation Exercise (40%)
- Report (30%)
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