Human Rights: Norms and Mechanisms 2 (HRTD6907)


This unit examines regional protection mechanisms and how they can be used to defend and promote human rights. It explores approaches designed to protect civil and political rights and new developments seeking to ensure that states fulfil their obligations in economic and social rights. It considers different models for translating international law into domestic law and policy and for mainstreaming human rights into various areas of judicial decision-making and policy. This unit is taught offshore in one of the MHRD partner institutions.

Further unit of study information


Teaching hours vary in different partner institutions, and will be notified to students at the beginning of the semester.


1x4500wd Assignment (100%),

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


HRTD6901 and HRTD6902 and HRTD6903 and HRTD6904



Additional Information

This unit is delivered at one of the partner institutions.

Study this unit outside a degree

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.