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Human Rights and Moral Dilemmas - LAW894

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: 4
When Offered:

S1 Block - Session 1, Block, classes are held in an intensive mode over a sequence of days

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

Staff Contact(s): Professor Denise Meyerson

Admission to LLM or 42cp in LAW or LAWS units at 400 or 500 level or (admission to JD and 32cp 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

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