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SLSS3602: Human Rights: Law, Policy and Protest

2024 unit information

Global human rights and the idea of 'one humanity' became politically possible with the end of the Cold War. This unit explores the production of the human rights system as a top-down process of legalisation, institutionalisation, social policy development and intervention and the bottom-up process of victim claim-making, collective mobilisation and transnational advocacy.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sociology and Criminology

Code SLSS3602
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Socio-Legal Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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SCLG2624
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. Understand the interconnections between human rights, protest, law and policy
  • LO2. Critically analyse the relationship between law and race, gender and sexuality
  • LO3. Identify and analyze different theoretical perspectives on human rights and social protest
  • LO4. Locate and critique relevant information concerning contemporary human rights issues
  • LO5. Understand contemporary challenges to human rights

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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