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LAW7026 - Overview of international human rights law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Professor Sarah Joseph


Not offered in 2007


Discussion of fundamental international human rights issues such as international human rights norms, international human rights institutions, theoretical perspectives on human rights including cultural relativism, appropriate responses to human rights violations, development of international human rights jurisprudence, human rights and corporations, economic, social and cultural rights, and select topical human rights issues.


Human rights is one of the most dynamic areas of the law. There is an increasing need today for human rights specialists at both the international and domestic level. Students completing this subject should be able to identify and understand current international human rights structures, procedures, and provisions, as well as their relevance in international law and politics, and for Australian law and practice.


Research essay (7,500 words): 100%

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