|Law, Rights and Development - LAWS8192|
Development is vital to the livelihoods of billions of people. This course explores the interactions between international human rights law, other bodies of international law and the process or phenomenon of development. It does this by exploring the legal and normative framework within which international law involves itself in rights and development and by identifying several aspects for closer examination. Particular attention is given to: theories of rights and development; the role of ‘political’ laws in development; the challenge of climate change; the impact of international economic law on rights and development; human health and transnational business; the global food crisis; and, law and rights in forced displacement. The course will be taught by Gillian Moon and by a selection of guest speakers. This course is part of a general offering of human rights and social justice topics within the UNSW Law School and aims to provide students with an introductory approach to selected international law, human rights and development issues.
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.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
This course aims to:
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
Class Participation -15%
Class exercise - 25%
Research Essay (5000-5500 words) - 70%
Refer to Course Outline on Blackboard.