Key Concepts in Social Justice
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the nature and foundations of international human rights and the underlying principles, values and concepts of social justice
- An integrated knowledge of the sources of International Law, the relevant international instruments and institutions and enforcement mechanisms
- Critically analyse, synthesise and adapt knowledge and skills with intellectual independence to define and resolve social justice problems
- Communicate effectively and ethically, showing ability to communicate scholarly ideas in a coherent way
- Develop a sophisticated and international perspective on the nature of human rights and social justice
- Issues in Social Justice
- Rights Framework
- Application of International Human Rights
- Conclusions that are Ethical and Reflective
- International Crimes
- Civil Political Economic Social and Cultural Rights
- Social Justice for Minorities
- Displacement of People
- Contemporary Challenges
- Human Rights and Business
- Transnational Crime
- Environmental Harm
- Non-State Actors
- Transnational Justice and Democracies in Transition
- Social Justice and the Advocacy Role of Professionals
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This is the core intermediate subject for any students enrolled in the Bachelor of Justice Studies. The subject combines knowledge of the international human rights framework with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities inherent in the pursuit of global justice.
The subject introduces students to the theory of social justice, develops an understanding of the framework of international law instruments and explores the role of human right advocacy (evidence gathering, report writing) with a primarily focus on efforts to protect against global threats to human and environmental health.
The reality is that justice professionals are frequently faced with complex challenges that are international in scope involving human rights abuses, transnational crime, violent conflict and acts of terror. Consequently, they will need to understand their role in the documenting and reporting of these violations of the rule of law.
This subject is essential learning for students planning a career in the Department of Defence, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, AusAid, the United Nations and numerous other Australian and international agencies (such as International Red Cross and Oxfam) as well as the non-government sector (NGO’s).
- Short answer group assignment (20%%)
- Reflective Journal (30%%)
- Human Rights Problem Solving Task (50%%)
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