|International Human Rights - JURD7781|
This course involves a study of the fundamental legal principles and institutions of international human rights, through the medium of contemporary human rights concerns. The course begins with an examination of the human rights framework in international law and the mechanisms for enforcing human rights including consideration of the position of the United Nations in this era of reform before moving onto the exam of other contemporary human rights issues. The course will be taught by Justine Nolan and may benefit from the input of several guest speakers on discrete topics. This course is part of a general offering of human rights and social justice topics within the UNSW Law School and aims to provides students with an introductory approach to select human rights issues. It is generally offered twice a year.
This course may be taken as part of the Master of International Law and International Relations.
This course is also available to students undertaking relevant postgraduate non-law degree programs at UNSW, provided such enrolment is approved by the appropriate non-law Faculty.
International Law; Human Rights and Social Justice.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
Aims of the course are:
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
Class participation 15%
(Performance and participation in class)
Short answer question 5%
(One 500 words max.)
Research essay 80%
(5,000 - 5,500 words )
Henry Steiner & Philip Alston & Ryan Goodman, International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics and Morals, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2008.
Refer to Course Outline provided by lecturer at the beginning of the relevant semester.