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UNE unit code: LLM526

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Start
  • Not offered in 2021
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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The study of human rights currently raises some of the most important issues in Australia and the world. This unit presents the origin and structure of human rights within the context of international legal relations, including the law of peace and war, as complemented by national law. The unit covers, inter alia, the following topics: origin, content, nature, scope and implementation of human rights; human rights protection in the UN system and regional systems; prohibition of discrimination; minority rights; right to self-determination; human rights and terrorism; human rights and the environment; Australia and human rights.
Combined units
Combined Units

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Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

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candidature in JD or LLM or SJD prior to 2015; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - Australian); or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - non-Australian) and LLM533; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule c) and 48cp including LLM533
Restrictions
Restrictions

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LAW326 or LAW335 or LS235 or LS335

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

Greg Carne

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate specialist and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles, structure, institutions and vocabulary of human rights;
  2. critically analyse contemporary human rights issues and policy, using professional judgement, evaluation and synthesis to consider the effectiveness and influence of human rights law on society;
  3. exercise cognitive skills to identify, analyse and critically reflect on human rights issues considering underpinning theoretical frameworks and human rights law to build a persuasive and comprehensive legal argument, including recommendations for appropriate actions and remedies in relation to human rights law; and
  4. use well-developed and autonomous judgment and advanced research skills to produce clear and coherent written communications that are based upon analysis, synthesis, and professional judgement to advise interested parties about human rights issues using legal reasoning and argument.

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