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Legal Protection of International Human Rights (LLB337)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description This unit will review the legal nature, content and application of international human rights. Human rights standards as set out in regional and international treaties and declarations will be considered, together with an in-depth look at the rights of interest to particular groups such as women, children, indigenous peoples and refugees. The unit will involve a consideration of fundamental human rights standards recognised and how these are enforced through international and regional mechanisms.
Unit Learning Outcomes The specific learning objectives of this unit are to develop:
1. A sound knowledge and understanding of the legal, political and moral issues relating to juridical norms whose purpose is to protect human rights;
2. A sound knowledge and understanding of the international human rights legal regimes and their main features and the procedures available for the implementation and enforcement of international human rights law;
3. The ability to critically assess the legal and political significance and deficiencies of international human rights instruments; and
4. The ability to conduct independent research in the field of international human rights law and theorize on human rights law concepts.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content.
Other Learning Experiences Students will have 24 hours taught intensively in the winter break in Geneva.
Assessment An essay will be part of the assessment.
Prerequisites All Part 1 units in the LLB, LAW259/LLB259 Constitutional Law, and completion / concurrent enrolment in LAW258/LLB358 Australian Administrative Law.
Exclusions Student who have successfully completed LAW337 Legal Protection of International Human Rights may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes The ST3 enrolment option for this unit is offered as part of the International Human Rights Law Program in Geneva, Switzerland. Enrolment in this program is by application, and applications require payment of a deposit. Students enrolling in the program are responsible for their own airfares, accommodation and incidental expenses during the program. Contact the School of Law for further information.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Associate Professor Anna Copeland
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