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Human Rights and Moral Dilemmas - LAWS580

This unit explores the intersections between law and morality by analysing cases drawn from a variety of jurisdictions – Australia, the US the UK, Canada, Europe and South Africa – which raise topical and controversial human rights dilemmas. For example, cases on pornography and hate speech are explored against the background of philosophical analyses of the value of freedom of speech. Cases involving state funding of church schools and religious symbols in state schools are explored in light of philosophical debates about separation between church and state. Other topics covered include: prostitution and privacy; multiculturalism and gender; anti-terrorism legislation; and socio-economic rights.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Ms Emma Buxton

24cp in LAW or LAWS units Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW530, LAW580
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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