2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Engages students with international human right instruments. Looks at the history, theory and ethics of international human rights laws and agencies, and the UN human rights system. Investigates the enforcement, and rights and remedies for victims. Issues in human right laws, and the relationship between human rights and corporations, are considered.
Topic 1: The International Bill of Rights
Topic 2: Concepts of Human Rights
Topic 3: Civil and Political Rights
Topic 4: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Topic 5: The United Nations System for protecting human rights
Topic 6: Regional Mechanisms for protecting human rights
Topic 7: Corporations and human rights
Topic 8: Emerging Rights
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||Demonstrate knowledge of the basic history, theory, and ethics that have underpinned the emergence of international human rights law and the functioning of UN human rights system||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Explain and compare the human rights activities of the European Union and the Council of Europe, the African Human Rights Commission, and the Inter-American System for the protection of human rights, and recognise and apply selected substantive principles of law enforced by these bodies||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between human rights and corporations||Intellectual rigour|
|4||Analyse the significance and status of emerging issues in international human rights law||Intellectual rigour|
|5||Demonstrate their skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.