Critical and Emerging Regional Issues (HRTD6908)


This unit examines a range of critical issues of concern in the region and areas where there is particular contestation over human rights and democracy. Issues examined may include but are not limited to: development, human rights and the environment, migration, trafficking, gender and human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. Themes may include cultural difference and the challenges of promoting human rights in societies where the rule of law, freedom of the press and civil society may not be strongly developed. This unit is taught offshore in one of the MHRD partner institutions.

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Further unit of study information


3 hours/week, with teaching hours varying in different partner institutions. Student will be notified at the beginning of the semester.


1x4500wd assignment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HRTD6901 and HRTD6902

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.