Dynamics of Human Rights Violations (HRTD6903)


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. This unit may be offered off-shore.

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1x1.5hr lecture/week, 1x1.5hr tutorial/week OR taught as an intensive, 9am-5pm over one week


1x3000wd written assignment (50%), 1x1500wd (equivalent) reflection (40%), Class participation (10%)

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The Summer Main session is delivered by a collaborating institution in intensive mode as part of the MHRD program only ('Regional Learning Hub'). The Semester 2 session is delivered at the University of Sydney.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.