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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/Ms Kate Eastman


City (Melbourne) Trimester 1 2008 (On-campus split block of classes)
City (Melbourne) Term 3 2008 (On-campus split block of classes)


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 (max 7500 words): 100% or
Two research essays (max 3750 words each) worth 50% each

Contact hours


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