Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours of seminar classes offered intensively, or as 12 weekly 3-hour seminars over a semester. |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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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: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
It has been suggested that children's rights have become the dominant program within a social system which makes sense of the adult/child relationship, and that advocacy for international children's rights is one of the most powerful social movements of the twentieth century. Much of the momentum for this movement has been generated by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and has been ratified by every state in the world except the USA and Somalia. Moreover, at the domestic level there is an increasing trend to provide recognition of children's rights within national constitutions. Consistent with international trends, social and policy debates within Australia are increasingly being informed by and aligned with the children's rights.
This subject is designed to equip students with the skills required to engage with these developments at an advanced level, and consists of two parts. Part A will explore the development of the concept of children's rights and involve:
Part B will involve discussion, evaluation and consideration of contemporary legal issues concerning children within Australia by reference to the idea of children's rights. It will explore and critique the content of the relevant legal frameworks and provide an analysis of the extent to which domestic law and policy is consistent with children's rights. The case studies to be covered will be drawn from contemporary issues affecting children in areas such as:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should have an advanced and integrated understanding of, and be able to critically analyse and reflect on:
Students will have the option of:
Option 2 is designed to allow those students, who would like to receive some detailed feedback on their written work during the semester, and spread their assessment burden, with the opportunity to do so.
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Specialist printed materials will be made available from Melbourne Law School.
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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 and demonstrated expert skills in the following areas:
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