This unit provides a foundational understanding of the content and philosophical justifications for human rights norms. Philosophical, historical and positivist perspectives will be brought together in this unit to allow students to grasp the content of human rights and the justification for norms that become domestic and international law. The unit covers institutional protection mechanisms, including UN treaty and charter bodies, and offers an exploration of core human rights treaties and their social and political context.
1x1.5hr lecture/week, 1x1.5hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd Essay (35%), 1x1000wd Online Participation Exercise (25%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%)