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Human Rights and the Human Rights System - HRTD6901

Year - 2020

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%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Sociology and Social Policy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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