Human Rights, Peace and Justice (PACS6915)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit explores the interrelationship between human rights, peace and justice in theory and in practice. We examine the philosophical underpinnings, legal instruments, political strategies and ethical challenges involved in understanding and attaining human rights locally and globally. Students will engage in debates about global responsibilities for the prevention and prosecution of mass human rights violations as well as specific rights such as those of women, refugees and indigenous peoples and how they contribute to peace with justice.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences
- Graduate Certificate in Development Studies
- Graduate Certificate in International Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
- Graduate Diploma in International Relations
- Graduate Diploma in International Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
- Master of Development Studies
- Master of Human Rights
- Master of International Relations
- Master of International Security
- Master of International Studies
- Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Master of Public Policy
Further unit of study information
1x2hr seminar/week or online equivalent
(1x800wd participation and presentation (15%), 1x1500wd short assignment (25%), 1x600wd essay plan (10%), 1x3000wd major essay (50%)) OR (1x500wd online discussion contribution (10%), 3x500wd online reading reflections (30%), 1x800wd online essay plan (10%), 1x3000wd online final essay (50%))
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Study this unit outside a degree
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.
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.