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International Human Rights Law - LAW887

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: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Ms Carolyn Adams

Admission to MIntLawGovPP or MIntEnvLaw or MIntPubDip or LLM or MCTerrorism or MIntell or MSecStrategicStud 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 including LAWS601Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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