• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Kate Ogg
    • Kevin Boreham
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
    First Semester 2015
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This course aims to provide students with a critical understanding of international human rights law and practice. Topics to be covered include:

 

 

  • historical development of international human rights law;
  • international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict) and its relationship with the international law of human rights;
  • human rights ‘enforcement' mechanisms: the UN Human Rights Council, the human rights treaty bodies and human rights regional mechanisms;
  • the rights of women and the rights of indigenous peoples;
  • threats to rights, particularly counter terrorism measures;
  • application of international human rights law in Australia, including refugee issues; and
  • the future development of rights, including collective rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT) rights.

     

     

     

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On the successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. outline, summarise and/or synthesise a coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and significant norms of the international law of human rights;
2. analyse critically these norms and the flawed mechanisms for their implementation;
3. analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence;
4. advocate effectively the progressive development of the international law of human rights;
5. outline, summarise and/or synthesise  a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas appropriately for a variety of audiences;
6. define, plan and conduct legal research on international human rights law with some independence.

Indicative Assessment

Summer Offering (intensive)
1. 60% research paper (3000 words)
2. 30% class presentation
3. 10% class participation

Semester 1
Research paper or research class presentation (50%, 2,400 words for the paper) and
Take-home exam (50%)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a program which includes the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor and completed LAWS2250/LAWS6250 International Law. This course is incompatible with LAWS8234 International Human Rights Law.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1717 08 Dec 2014 02 Jan 2015 02 Jan 2015 13 Feb 2015 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3035 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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