Sex, Human Rights and Justice - ARTS2845

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

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; or 24 units of credit and enrolment in an Australian Studies or Women's & Gender Studies minor in Arts/Law (4782)

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Politics and International Relations
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: Australian Studies, Criminology, Women's and Gender Studies

This course examines the principles and practices of human rights in relation to questions of sex and sexual relations. In particular, the focus of the course is on the adequacy and appropriateness of a human rights approach to justice in exploring those questions. We explore conceptions of freedom, dignity and autonomy of the person which lie at the foundation of human rights understandings, in connection with conceptions of equality, non-subordination, privacy, consent, freedom of contract, markets, and citizenship.
These understandings will be further considered in relation to specific areas such as discrimination, harassment, pornography, prostitution/sex work and trafficking, abortion, sexual violence and rape.
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