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Indigenous Peoples and the Law - LAW866

The special place of Indigenous peoples in Australia gives rise to unique questions of law. First, there is the challenge of acknowledging the existence of more than one legal order in the one geographical space. Then, there are the terms of coexistence of these legal orders. And finally, there is a question of how effectively the Australian legal system regulates issues particular to Indigenous peoples. The unit explores these issues in Australia, and also looks to the International legal community and the experience of other settler-colonised states in understanding the limits of law in protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Ms Francesca Dominello

Admission to MEnvLaw or MIntEnvLaw or LLM or MDevCult or GradDipIntRel or MPPP or GradDipPP or MDevStudGlobalHlth or MDevStud or MPPPMDevStud or MPlan or MPPPMIntRel or MCTerrorism or MIntell or MSecStrategicStud or MPASRMDevStud or 42cp in LAW or LAWS units at 400 or 500 level or (admission to JD and 24cp in LAW or LAWS units at 800 level) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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