Introduces students to the protection of human rights under both Australian law and international law from the viewpoint of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Considers the relationship between generic human rights and specific indigenous human rights. Practical and theoretical understandings of how human rights law can be utilised on behalf of Indigenous Australians are addressed.
Topic 1 Introduction
Topic 2 International law and human rights
Topic 3 Indigenous peoples and human rights
Topic 4 Rights under the ICCPR
Topic 5 Racial discrimination
Topic 6 Criminal justice system
Topic 7 Self-determination
Topic 8 Land rights
Topic 9 Economic rights
Topic 10 Social rights
Topic 11 Cultural rights
Topic 12 Recognition of customary law
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||outline the historical and philosophical bases of human rights||Cultural competence|
|2||explain the relationship between generic human rights and indigenous-specific human rights||Cultural competence|
|3||summarise the principles and practical operation of the international regime for the protection of human rights||Cultural competence|
|4||examine the framework for the protection of human rights under Australian law, and how Australian law and policy have affected the human rights of Australian Indigenous peoples||Creativity||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|5||select appropriate complaints procedures under the various state, territory, Commonwealth and international regimes for Indigenous Australians whose human rights may have been infringed||Cultural competence|
|6||indicate how international legal norms such as self-determination and the right to development may be used to benefit indigenous peoples and, in particular, discuss responses to these norms from the various levels of Australian government||Cultural competence|
|7||discuss critical perspectives on human rights, particularly those advanced by indigenous writers.||Creativity||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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