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SLSS2604: Indigenous Social and Legal Justice

2021 unit information

This unit will provide students with an appreciation of issues facing Indigenous peoples in the struggle for social and legal justice, focusing on the idea of Indigenous justice in Australia in the context of other comparable nations, such as the United States, Canada and New Zealand. We will compare specific examples or models of law and policy recognising Indigenous social and legal justice in specific areas, such as child protection, criminal justice, and land rights, in Australia and overseas.

Unit details and rules

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Code SLSS2604
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Socio-legal Studies
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. form an appreciation of key theories that can be applied to understand the complex relationship between law and policy and Indigenous peoples’ social and legal justice
  • LO2. develop a critical stance on issues pertaining to Indigenous social and legal justice
  • LO3. recognise the historical, legal, political, social, economic and cultural considerations relevant to understanding Indigenous social and legal justice and how these relate to international human rights law
  • LO4. apply this knowledge to an understanding of specific models of Indigenous social and legal justice that do/have worked and models that do/have not worked in Australia and overseas
  • LO5. develop an understanding of social and legal justice by being introduced to the theoretical, historical, legal, economic, social and cultural considerations
  • LO6. form an appreciation of the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the struggle for social and legal justice.

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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote

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