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Unit of Study JUST2004 Human Rights (2024)

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

recognise the main features of the international human rights legal regime

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

identify and analyse the arguments for and against whether Australia should have a constitutional or a legislative Bill of Rights

give an account of and discuss various topical human rights issues.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Annotated bibliography30%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Paula Gerber and Melissa Castan (eds) , 2021, Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia Vol 1, Thomson Reuters, Sydney. ISBN: 9780455243566.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

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