Examines the principles of human rights from international, Australian, comparative and theoretical perspectives. Discusses the international human rights regime, the method by which human rights are protected and the question of whether Australia should have its own Constitutional or legislative Bill of Rights. Will analyse the common theoretical critiques of human rights and will study some selected human rights issues.
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||recognise the main features of the international human rights legal regime||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify, classify and evaluate the main international human rights instruments and other international mechanisms (both legal and non-legal) to advance human rights||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||appraise the express and implied constitutional protection of human rights in Australia, and assess the other forms of protection of human rights in the Australian legal and political system||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify and analyse the arguments for and against whether Australia should have a constitutional or a legislative Bill of Rights||Intellectual rigour|
|5||describe and critically assess the common criticisms of human rights by critical legal advocates, feminists and cultural relativists||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||give an account of and discuss the human rights issues with respect to refugees and terrorism, and||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||demonstrate their skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.||Intellectual rigour|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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