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Human rights in australian law 406 (6 points)



Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The subject seeks to provide comprehensive coverage of the wide-ranging legal forms, policies and practices in Australia that relate to the upholding of human rights standards. The perspective adopted is new in the sense that human rights laws are not viewed as simply being those laws that expressly refer to rights protection. Rather it is to recognise that in the absence of a strong jurisprudential culture of rights in the Common law world generally, and certainly in Australia, laws protecting as well as infringing human rights nonetheless are apparent.

Assessment: Reserach paper (4,000 words): 50% + Final examination (1.5 hours plus 10 mins reading/settling time): 50% OR Final examination (2.5 hours plus 10 minutes reading/settling time): 100%

Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures per week

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