Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Semester 2, 2013: A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total of 120 hours
Admission to the Master of International Relations
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Politics and International Studies at the Undergraduate Level
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Dr. Avery Poole
This subject examines the theory and practice of international human rights. It explores the historical origin of the idea of human rights culminating in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and critically examines the development of human rights regimes and practice at the international and regional levels. Key issues examined include the philosophical and political debates about the foundations and practice of human rights, including whether human rights have outgrown their western origins; the relationship between international human rights law and international and domestic politics; human rights advocacy and the role of NGOs; international responses to human rights abuses; and the challenge of human rights enforcement, including the role of international courts and tribunals. These issues will be explored through a range of case studies, such as the rights of refugees, protection against people trafficking, protection against torture, gender discrimination and the rights of ethnic minorities.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
A 2000 word case study analysis (40%) due during the semester, and a 3000 word research essay (60%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. 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.
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All readings will be available on the subject’s LMS site.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
100 Point Master of International Relations |
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
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