- Class Number 3016
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Mathew Davies
- Dr Mathew Davies
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
This course provides a detailed investigation into the history, working and challenges/opportunities facing regional order and questions of human rights in Southeast Asia. The course is designed to examine the origins, contemporary relevance, nature and future of human rights promotion and protection in Southeast Asia from a regional and institutional perspective by juxtaposing the growing commitment to rights within ASEAN, the shifting fortunes of domestic and regional civil society, and the participation of regional states in extra-regional rights activities, most notably at the United Nations. In doing so it seeks to explain Southeast Asia's unique approach to institutionalising human rights, and to provide students the opportunity to critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. The course provides an opportunity to assess the multi-institutional nature of the Southeast Asian human rights space through considering the role of domestic, regional, transnational and global actors.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- identify the key concepts, issues and challenges that influence regional order and human rights in Southeast Asia;
- demonstrate an understanding of the sources of these concepts, issues and challenges and their historical development in the region;
- use these concepts in order to critically analyze and evaluate; and
- develop the writing, research, and analytical skills needed to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, their own perspectives on these issues
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction: ASEAN and SE Asia|
|2||The Human Rights Space and Theories of Diffusion|
|3||Regional Resilience and Human Wellbeing: ASEAN Before 1997|
|4||1997-2003: The Triggers for Rights Institutionalisation|
|5||2004-2015: Institutionalising Rights and Creating ASEAN's Approach|
|6||Contemporary Landscape 1: AICHR|
|7||Contemporary Landscape 2: ACWC|
|8||Contemporary Landscape 3: UNHR and ASEAN Members|
|9||ASEAN and Myanmar|
|10||ASEAN and regional human rights governance - an assessment|
|11||Ritualism in ASEAN's Human Rights Governance|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Learning Outcomes|
|Document Comparison Exercise||20 %||01/04/2020||1,2,3,4|
|Research Essay||40 %||27/05/2020||1,2,3,4|
|Participation in tutorials||10 %||*||1,2,3,4|
|Take Home Exam||30 %||*||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Document Comparison Exercise
1 - Document comparison (20%)
All students must answer this one question
Using only the ASEAN 2020 (1997), ASEAN Charter (2007) and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (2012) documents, analyse the strengths and weaknesses of ASEAN’s engagement with human rights and democracy between 1997 and today.
Due: April 1st 2020 11.55pm.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Students can choose which essay to address
Why has ASEAN institutionalised human rights into its regional design?
The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration is remarkably only because none of ASEAN members have any intention of living up to it. Critically assess this statement.
ASEAN’s human rights commitments are far more sophisticated than is often assumed. Critically assess this statement.
How important has ASEAN been in facilitating the democratisation of Myanmar?
ASEAN offers a crucial, and previously missing, level of cooperation on human rights, working between national governments and the United Nations.
Why does ASEAN have two different commissions, one on human rights and one for women and children?
Due: May 27th 2020. 11.55pm.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Participation in tutorials
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Take Home Exam
4 - Exam (30%)
The exam will be comprised of two parts. The first part will ask you to explain the significance of two documents from ASEAN’s history. The second will be a short answer question. I will assign two hours for the exam and you should split this evenly between the two parts.
Exam date - The exam will be a take home exam released over the exam period and submitted through the regular wattle site.
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