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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Students must rely on the Learning Outcomes which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Other InformationSpecial Topic for 2017: International Child Law
Over the past fifteen years the concept of children’s rights has received a greater amount of attention in legal discourse.
Internationally, investigations into child labour, child sexual exploitation and child abductions appear to be increasing at an exponential rate. In many nations of the Western world, reports of prostituted juveniles, young offenders accused of violent crimes and harms related to the new technologies have impacted on communities. In the South and in many countries in transition, the incidents of child soldiers, child sex tourism and trafficking of young people seem continuously to be highlighted in the media.
Jurisprudence developing from the decisions of domestic courts, administrative tribunals and within international fora has provided insights into policy issues while at the same time offering contradictory messages on the legal responsibility and status of children. Because of this, there is a need to better understand the current status of the law and what your role may be – as lawyers, advocates or simply as concerned members of civil society – in ensuring that the rights of all citizens are respected, regardless of their age. It has been said that the phrase "children’s rights" is a slogan in search of a definition. This course will attempt to find its meaning by surveying the history and legal development of children’s rights internationally, while offering a pragmatic approach to its application.
Students must rely on the Means of Assessment which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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26 contact hours of face-to-face teaching over 4 days. The course will require advance preparation through the assigned readings. It is not anticipated that students will spend in excess of 120 hours on this course (class preparation, class time and assessment combined).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeStudents taking this course are expected to have a good knowledge of general international law. Prior completion of LAWS8183 Advanced Principles of International Law would be an advantage. Prior completion of LAWS8182 Principles of International Law is required.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|International Child Law|
|6865||22 Aug 2017||22 Aug 2017||01 Sep 2017||06 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|