Units of Study
GOVT2111 - Human Rights and Australian Politics
Semester 1, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Anna Katherine Boucher
Phone: +61 2 9351 1992
This unit introduces students to the notion of human rights, outlines international human rights enforcement mechanisms and the application of human rights standards in Australia. Throughout the unit we consider the evolution of human rights in Australia and raise questions about the adequacy of Australia's existing human rights machinery, and examine the reasons for Australia's reluctance to adopt a Bill of Rights. We examine government policies toward the indigenous Australians, women and refugees. We also consider current legislative changes to combat terrorism and consider the implications of these changes on Australian's civil rights.
2500wd briefing paper (30%) and 2hr exam (50%) and tutorial participation (20%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations or 12 Junior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for GOVT2111
|Class||Human Rights and Australian Politics|
|Session||Semester 1 2014|
|Location||Bosch Lecture Theatre 1 D04|
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