Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Intensive Seminars running from 9:00am - 5:00pm on 4, 5, 11, 12 May 2012. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Criminology at Undergraduate level
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
166-562 Human Rights and Global Violence
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request 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.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Juliet Rogers
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Calls to institute human rights, truth commissions, international justice and even legalising torture are responses to injuries inflicted on peoples around the world. This subject considers legal forms and practices, including the mechanisms and rhetoric of human rights, respond to traumatic events.The subject employs psychoanalytic theory and practice to consider what it means to be traumatised and what it means to seek remedies from law. Legal practices will be discussed as methods of responding to the rage, pain and mourning that trauma demands, in this sense law is understood as a symptom of the injury. Understood in this way law can be seen to also cause further damage if it functions as a kind of 'acting out' of the mourning. To consider these ideas we will look at incidents in Africa, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Australia and Nazi Germany, where law has been applied as a response to traumatic events such as genocide, terrorist acts, female circumcision and war.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
•understand the effects of torture on a body and on a society.
• consider the application of law, torture and conflict resolution in relation to theories of justice.
•create an understanding of the role of human rights rhetoric in its relation to practices of punishment, prohibition and incarceration.
•develop an understanding of psychoanalytic theories of trauma.
•explore the notion of an international law and the implications of this for possibilities of plural justice.
A 1000-word reflective essay (20%) due during the semester, and a 4000-word research essay (80%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, Lecture/Seminar attendance is compulsory on all 4 days.Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject.Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A Subject Reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who complete this subject will be able to:
Master of Criminology (CWT) |
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of International Relations
Master of Journalism
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