Units of Study

Students undertaking postgraduate coursework degrees at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies have the opportunity to study with expert researchers and practitioners in areas including nonviolence, community mediation, human rights, the United Nations, faith-based peacebuilding, and the psychology of peace.

For more information on the units of study currently on offer, please see the table below (for details of session date and time for each unit, you can view the DPACS timetable).

Since not all units in the program are offered in every calendar year, you can also find out more about our full range of electives on the Units of Study section of this website.

PACS6923 - The Human Right to Food

Semester 2b, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jake Lynch


The human right to adequate food is considered in light of recent developments in economic and social rights to complement civil and political rights: historical foundations; the influence of the World Food Summit 1996; the application of the human right to adequate food in various contexts - specific countries, in relation to refugees, infants etc; analysing concrete situations to identify violations of the human right to adequate food; and formulating proposals for policy and legislation to realise the human right to adequate food in specific contexts.


continuous assessment (70%) and 1x2000wd essay (30%)


3hrs online equivalent/week commencing week 2 for Semester 1,
3hrs online equivalent/week commencing week 6 of Semester 2 (Session 10)

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