International Child and Family Law
Child and family law, at the international, national and local level is increasingly influenced by international law. International conventions, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), have been ratified by most States in the world and set broad standards of human rights for children in relation to family life and equality. In addition, increasing personal mobility across state borders creates circumstances that require international cooperation to address issues that affect children such as child abduction, inter-country adoption, surrogacy and relocation. Specific international treaties, such as the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Child Abduction, were developed for this purpose. Empirical research is increasingly important as a means of uncovering how international law and its domestic implementation impacts on children and families.
This course will provide students with an advanced and integrated understanding of the impact of international law on children and families and with specialized knowledge and understanding of the CRC. It will identify and analyze the key theoretical and practical challenges associated with the implementation of the CRC, addressing how rights-based approaches based in international law respond to issues affecting children at the international and domestic level. It will allow students to analyze and critically develop their ideas about implementation of the CRC in either the Australian or other domestic contexts in areas such as family law, child protection, juvenile justice, immigration, adoption, and cultural identity.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Topics in this course include:
|Assumed Knowledge||For Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice students: LAWS6017 Family Law; LAWS6013 Public International Law.|
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for LAWS6042|