Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
LAWS50023 Legal Method and Reasoning; LAWS50024 Principles of Public Law; LAWS50025 Torts; LAWS50026 Obligations; LAWS50027 Dispute Resolution.
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The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the School’s programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorProf Dianne Otto
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
International Human Rights Law examines the legal tools provided by international human rights treaties and the human rights procedures developed by United Nations Charter institutions, and how they can be used to challenge inequality and discrimination and promote human dignity and social justice. While this subject focuses on international human rights law, it draws on Australian examples where possible. Some consideration is also given to an assessment of the extent to which Australia has domestically implemented its international human rights obligations.
Domestically and internationally, human rights law is a rapidly developing area of law that presents many challenging conceptual and practical problems. Among these are issues associated with the ‘universality’ of human rights, the justiciability of economic and social rights, the challenges of collective or group rights, the role of human rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the place for the rights of women, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities, people with disabilities and other marginalised groups in a universal register, the application of human rights law during periods of armed conflict, and the threats presented to human rights by measures that restrict civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism. There is also the vexed question of how to hold private actors, especially multi-national corporations, accountable for violations of human rights. The course aims to introduce you to these challenges and encourage you to take an active and critical interest in human rights throughout your legal career.
On completion of this subject, students should:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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