Units of Study

SCLG2624 - Human Rights and Social Protest

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sacide Derya Ozkul Kusoglu


Explores the rise of human rights discourse and its relationship to moral and religious discourses on suffering and social justice across cultures. Focuses on victims of human rights abuse, the formation of communities of suffering and social movements around victimhood. Examines 'rights talk' as a global discourse and language of protest against social injustice and claims. Examines global human rights machinery and the ethics of humanitarian intervention. Case studies from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.


1500wd essay (30%) and 3000wd essay (60%) and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from Sociology or 12 Junior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies


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