Units of Study

HRTD6901 - Human Rights: Norms and Mechanisms 1

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kiran Kaur Grewal


This unit provides a foundational understanding of the content and philosophical justifications of human rights norms. Philosophical, historical and positivist perspectives will be bought together in this unit to allow students to grasp the content of human rights and the justification for norms that become law and to think about how to develop other justifications in the different cultural and social contexts. Using a case study method it will cover institutional protection mechanisms, including UN treaty and charter bodies.


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent participation in human rights simulation exercise (30%) and 1x1500wd report on human rights simulation exercise (30%)


1x3-hr seminar/week

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