Units of Study

HRTD6901 - Human Rights: Norms and Mechanisms 1

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dinesh Wadiwel
Phone: +61 2 9351 4811
Email: dinesh.wadiwel@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

2000wd essay (40%) and 1500wd equivalent participation in class exercises (30%) and 1500wd reflection report (30%)

Classes

1x3-hr seminar/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HRTD6901

           

Lecture

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HRTD6901 - Human Rights: Norms and Mechanisms 1

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dinesh Wadiwel
Phone: +61 2 9351 4811
Email: dinesh.wadiwel@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

2000wd essay (40%) and 1500wd equivalent participation in class exercises (30%) and 1500wd reflection report (30%)

Classes

1x3-hr seminar/week

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney