Units of Study

HRTD6903 - Dynamics of Human Rights Violations

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicola Piper


Using a case study approach, this unit helps students to analyse the causes and sustaining dynamics of human rights violations along a number of dimensions; cultural, economic, organisational, social and political. Students will then acquire analytic and practical capacities and skills to assess the merits and feasibility of different types of interventions and design intervention strategies. It considers the impact of different types of interventions and the processes available for assessing the human rights impact of other laws, policies or developments.


1x2000wd equivalent mid-semester paper (30%), 1x500wd equivalent tutorial presentation and briefing paper (10%), 1x2500wd equivalent final paper (50%), and class participation, including during simulations and role-plays (10%).


1x1hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week. Classes will run for 10 weeks, plus a full one-day workshop.


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