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International Human Rights Law - LAWS519

This unit deals with the protection and promotion of human rights in international law. The unit traces the historical development of human rights law at national, international regional and global levels. The unit considers frameworks for analysing the rights of individuals and groups – and the duties of states to protect those rights – as well as the institutions and mechanisms in place to protect and promote rights in practice. The unit includes consideration of the cross-cultural dimensions and other tensions inherent in this area of international law, with a focus on contemporary challenges for international human rights law.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Ms Carolyn Adams

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


LAWS259 or LAW409 or LAW459 or LAW509

NCCW(s): LAW419, LAW469
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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