Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 - 26 contact hours per subject. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
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Successfully implementing international law requires understanding its operation in local settings, which often involve complex cultural dynamics. Human rights enforcement, transitional justice strategies and humanitarian law interventions are all deeply embedded in politics of cultural formation and identity. This subject explores the pressing need to take a bottom-up approach to international law and contextualise it within local, regional and global cultural processes as well as situate it with respect to non-state actors such as non-government organisations (NGOs) and grassroots social movements. Issues will be explored through case studies, including the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, current cases before the International Criminal Court, the World Social Forum and Global Justice Movement and the unfolding impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, particularly in reference to Latin America. The lecturer is a leading scholar in human rights, global governance and the cultural politics of legal pluralism.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
Class presentations (20%)
Take-home examination (80%) (12 pm 1 June to 5 pm 4 June)
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subject-details/sid/5226|
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