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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the underlying principles, structure, institutions and vocabulary of human rights;
- use cognitive and creative skills to critically reflect on contemporary human rights issues; and the effectiveness and impact that human rights law has on society;
- use initiative and judgement to identify and critically analyse, synthesise, and consolidate a persuasive and coherent legal argument that applies human rights law and theoretical insights, to suggest appropriate actions and remedies for issues relating to human rights; and
- demonstrate a well-developed ability to act autonomously to present a clear and coherent exposition of the relevant knowledge that evidences legal research, legal reasoning and professional judgment as to questions relating to human rights issues.
- ics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years). To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
The study of human rights currently raises some of the most important issues in Australia and the world. This subject presents the origin and structure of human rights within the context of international legal relations, including the law of peace and war, as complemented by national law. The subject covers, inter alia, the following topics: origin, content, nature, scope and implementation of human rights; human rights protection in the UN system and regional systems; prohibition of discrimination; minority rights; right to self-determination; human rights and terrorism; human rights and the environment; Australia and human rights.
Assignment 1: Written Assessment: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Take Home Exam: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Take Home Exam (60%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.