• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Human Rights
  • Minor code HMRT-MIN

This minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, policy instruments, and cutting-edge debates in the field of international human rights. It helps students understand the evolution of human rights in its philosophical, historical, and political contexts, various policy tools and actors for the promotion and protection of human rights, the interplay between human rights theory and practice, and important country cases around the globe. This minor is designed to provide students with a robust understanding of key issues relating to the study of human rights in the contemporary world.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify, discuss and analyse the key moments, issues and debates in the emergence of the contested concept of human rights;

  2. identify and appraise the differing applications of human rights in theory, law and practice;
  3. explain and assess the major contemporary theoretical debates within the human rights discourse; and
  4. recognise and assess the intersection between theories of human rights and the application of human rights standards in practice.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from the completion of the following course(s):

PHIL1004 - Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction (6 units)

POLS1002 - Introduction to Politics (6 units)

POLS1005 - Introduction to International Relations: Foundations and Concepts (6 units)

POLS1006 - Introduction to International Relations: Contemporary Global Issues (6 units)

18 units from the completion of the following course(s):

HIST2112 - Plagues, Pandemics and Public Health in History (6 units)

HIST2238 - Human Rights in History (6 units)

POLS2113 - Human Rights (6 units)

POLS3035 - The Politics of International Law (6 units)

POLS3040 - Conflict and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa (6 units)

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