Units of Study

PACS6915 - Human Rights, Peace and Justice

Semester 2b, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Wendy Rose Lambourne


This unit explores the philosophical development of the idea of human rights and the international human rights regime as a means of promoting peace with justice. We examine legal instruments, political strategies, humanitarian challenges and moral imperatives that pertain to implementing human rights locally and internationally. We consider debates surrounding universality of human rights, humanitarian intervention, the role of civil society and global responsibilities, as well as specific rights such as those of women, refugees and indigenous peoples.


1x1000wd equivalent in reading summaries (25%), 1x1000wd short essay (25%) and 1x3000wd research essay (50%)


1x2-hr seminar/week in session 1; online in session 10



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