• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Christopher Ward
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course examines Human Rights Litigation and the following topics:

  • Review of human rights legislation (Federal, ACT and Victoria)
  • Examination and analysis of Human Rights Remedies
  • Human rights litigation procedures and claims
  • Pleadings aspects in human rights matters
  • Current developments in human rights litigation
  • Prospects for further development in remedies
  • The ACT Human Rights experience
  • A possible Commonwealth Human Rights Act
  • Preparing and proving human rights claims
  • Enforcing human rights in Australia
  • Human Rights and the United Nations – the Australian experience
  • Some international aspects of human rights, particularly in the United Nations and the European Court of Human Rights.

Learning Outcomes

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

At the conclusion of this course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles and procedures governing litigation in human rights cases
  • apply those principles and procedures in matters of human rights litigation, particularly preparation of originating process, claims and supporting affidavits
  • engage in reflective practice in human rights litigation, providing advice and advocacy to clients

Other Information

This course is run on WATTLE. Once enrolled you will need to logon to WATTLE at: http://wattle.anu.edu.au/ using your ISIS username and password. When available students will be able to gain access to the course materials and modules.

Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be posted to the Wattle course site prior to the commencement of the course.

Assessment is likely to consist of the following: 

Option A

  1. 4000 wd essay (60%)
  2. Oral hearing (“moot”) via telephone link on a discrete issue (25%)
  3. Written outline of argument submitted in advance (5%); and
  4. Two substantive contributions to a discussion forum (10%)

OR
Option B

  1. 4000 word essay (60%)
  2. 2000 word written submission on an issue (20%); and
  3. 4 substantive contributions to discussion forums (20%)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

26 hrs online via Wattle

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SENVL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP). OR Must be studying a: Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS), and completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law or LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation. OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level courses or five LAWS6100 level courses. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation.

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text. Information on suggested readings will be made available in the Course Outline posted on Wattle course site prior to the commencement of the course.

Preliminary Reading

Suggested readings will be listed in the Course Outline.

There is no required preliminary reading, but suggested readings will be listed in the Course Outline.

Assumed Knowledge

Non-lawyers must have completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law.

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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1452 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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