Human Rights in Context PG (11468.1)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Law School|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Fanny THORNTON (Ph: +61 2 62015488 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit provides students with an understanding of the domestic and international human rights law frameworks, as well as the interaction between the two. It considers key instruments of human rights law and examines in some detail the key institutions and processes that provide juridical oversight in the human rights sphere. It also considers a number of contemporary human rights issues from the perspective of human rights law and institutions.
This unit may be co-taught with an undergraduate version of the unit.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse and apply norms of human rights law as arising out of the domestic and international human rights frameworks;
2. Identify appropriate solutions applied to complex real-world rights scenarios and challenges; and
3. Apply advanced skills of: a. Legal communication, research, writing and advocacy, b. Legal problem solving and c. Legal systems and principles.
One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour problem-based learning activity on campus per week.
This unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies and Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies courses.
Students must have passed 11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G or equivalent.
6632 Human Rights Law G