Undergraduate | UNE-LAW326 | 2023
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
- 26 June 2023
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a thorough critical introductory understanding of key human rights institutions, principles, laws and practices at international and national levels;
- demonstrate familiarity with international human rights treaty arrangements, proceses, documents and jurisprudence;
- construct and articulate international human rights arguments applicable in international and domestic legal forums to test and challenge the applicability of laws and their interpretation;
- appreciate the relevance of international human rights norms for the Australian legal system;
- comprehend in general terms the operation and ambit of Commonwealth human rights legislation; and
- critically evaluate and articulate issues and arguments surrounding charters of rights and post charter developments.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
The study of human rights raises some of the most important issues in Australia and the world. Within the context of international legal relations, this online subject will help you to develop a broad understanding of the underlying principles, structure, institutions and vocabulary of human rights as complemented by national law. You will explore a range of contemporary human rights topics and issues including the origin, content, nature, scope and implementation of human rights, as well as human rights protection in the UN system and regional systems and prohibition of discrimination. Additionally, you may also examine minority rights, human rights and terrorism, human rights and the environment, and Australia and human rights. You will be encouraged to develop your critical thinking and legal analysis skills by reflecting on contemporary human rights issues, including the effectiveness and impact that human rights law has on society.
Assignment 1: Quiz. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1;
Assignment 2: Written Assessment: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4;
Take Home Exam: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4.
- Written Assessment (35%)
- Take Home Exam (60%)
- Introductory Quiz (5%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-LAW-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Laws (3 Years)
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).
- Equipment requirements - 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).
- Software requirements - 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
- Other requirements -
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.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees