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This course is designed to expose students to the laws which deal with the protection of individuals and groups against violations by governments of certain internationally guaranteed human rights. There will be advanced consideration of the complex theoretical, political and socio-economic issues associated with human rights discourse, the structures and processes through which international human rights norms are established and transformed into rights, the relationship of international human rights norms to domestic legal systems, and the specific techniques for the implementation of human rights on the domestic and international sphere. There will also be consideration of contemporary issues in human rights, such as national security, terrorism and limitation on rights, the role of non-state actors (i.e. transnational corporations and non-governmental organisations) and the international human rights principles in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
On successful completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the complex theoretical, political and socio-economic issues associated with human rights discourse. 2. Critically evaluate the structures and processes through which international human rights norms are established and transformed into rights. 3. Demonstrate advanced understanding of categories of rights. 4. Critically evaluate the major criticisms of human rights. 5. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the specific techniques for the implementation of human rights on the domestic and international plane. 6. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the relationship of international human rights norms to the Australian legal system. 7. Critically evaluate the doctrine of humanitarian intervention. 8. Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary issues in international human rights. 9. Demonstrate advanced development in the skills of legal research, oral and written communication, critical analysis of primary and secondary legal materials in the preparation of oral and written arguments.
The topics in this course include the following:
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for LAWS6019|