Social, Political and Legal Frameworks of Human Rights (MSWPG7213)

This course seeks to address the range of contemporary issues in Australian and global politics, economics and societies. It will draw on the long conceptual history of thinking through `the rights of the human, it will focus on the practice history and development of both Australian and international human rights regimes. Students will become familiar with the substantive and procedural elements of international and local human rights laws and gain practical experience debating the applicability of human rights instruments. Students will engage with a range of case studies which will include consideration of human rights issues raised by the Northern Territory Intervention, mandatory detention of refugees, torture and ill-treatment during `the war on terror' and the issue of human rights and corporations.

Credit points 15
EFTSL 0.125
Contribution band 1
For students entolled in Commonwealth Supported Place CSP), each course falls into one of three bands. The band determines the student contributuon amount (SCA) which is charged for each course. The maximum student contribution amounts are based on a standard, full-time enrolment (120 credit points per year) with courses in the same band.