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Human Rights Law (7033.6)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (172678) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (158209) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, HG-WAV (145246) - View

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Syllabus

This unit is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the types of, and the extent to which, various human rights are legally enforced in Australia and focuses on federal and ACT laws.

Learning Outcomes

  1. the historical development of human rights thought and human rights laws
  2. the relationship between international human rights conventions and Australian domestic law
  3. the extent to which human rights are protected expressly or impliedly by the Australian Constitution
  4. the scope and operation of federal, ACT and Victorian human rights legislation including rights of redress and relevant judicial decisions under the respective legislation
  5. the role and functions of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
  6. the scope and operation of privacy protection under State and federal law; and students will be able to apply the basic principles of federal, ACT and Victorian human rights laws to a given set of facts

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours per week.

Prerequisites

Students must have passed 36 credit points prior to enrolment into this unit.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.

Referenced Courses



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