LLM526 Human Rights

Updated: 08 November 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 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
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LAW326 or LAW335 or LS235 or LS335
Notes None
Combined Units LAW326 - Human Rights
Coordinator(s) Greg Carne (gcarne@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) 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.