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Unit description

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.

Unit content

Topic 1: Human Rights

Topic 2: Australian Rights Protection

Topic 3: Decolonisation

Topic 4: UN Declaration

Topic 5: Constitutional Reform

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain the frameworks for Indigenous rights established under International law and outline how they are contextually relevant to Aboriginal peoples in Australia Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2relate the major Indigenous rights movements including anti-colonial theory, decolonising methodologies and Indigenous ontologiesIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3outline various movements against Indigenous rights evident in recent history, historic events and contemporary society. Ethical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the frameworks for Indigenous rights established under International law and outline how they are contextually relevant to Aboriginal peoples in Australia
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. relate the major Indigenous rights movements including anti-colonial theory, decolonising methodologies and Indigenous ontologies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. outline various movements against Indigenous rights evident in recent history, historic events and contemporary society.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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