Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Intensive over the summer semester (24 contact hours). |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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This subject introduces students to the key elements of the new Australian human rights Acts – the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and the ACT Human Rights Act. These Acts dramatically change the human rights landscape in Australia. This subject will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand, apply and critically assess these Acts. Topics covered will include: the history of Australian human rights Acts; the international and comparative context of these Acts; how these Acts work, including their application in the law-making process, the obligations on government to comply with human rights, remedies for breach of human rights and the obligation to interpret legislation consistently with human rights; and case studies of significant rights protected by these Acts, chosen from a list including criminal procedure rights, freedom of expression, freedom from discrimination and property rights.
On completion of this subject, students should:
Evans and Pound, An Annotated Guide to the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (Thomsons).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
- Case reading and analysis, including an ability to:
- Statutory reading, interpretation and analysis, including an ability to:
- Legal analysis and problem-solving, including an ability to:
- Legal research skills, including an ability to:
- Legal writing skills, including an ability to:
- Oral communication skills in participating in classroom problem solving and discussion;
This subject has a quota of 40. Please contact the Law Student Centre for enrolment information.
The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.
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