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Politics of Human Rights in Australia - ARTS2840
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Course Outline: Contact School
 
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
 
 
Enrolment Requirements:
 
 
Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1
 
 
Equivalent: POLS2047
 
 
Excluded: POLS1019
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
 
Available for General Education: Yes (more info)
 
  

Description

Subject Area: Politics
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: Australian Studies; International Relations



This course examines the human rights debate in Australia. It investigates the frameworks within which rights are protected including the international human rights treaties that Australia has ratified, and domestic mechanisms for the promotion and protection of rights including legislation and the role of the High Court. Norms of rights protection will be analysed against case studies including refugees, women, sexuality, indigenous persons, and freedom of speech. The question of a national bill of rights is central to the course.

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