LAWS6894 - International Human Rights Advocacy
- Analyse the multifaceted and diverse jurisprudence developed by a range of organisations including the United Nation's Treaty Bodies, International Tribunals and Non- Governmental Organisations.
- Consider how human rights lawyers, advocates and scholars formulate and present arguments before international and domestic organisations in response to human rights abuses.
- Explore the theoretical knowledge of the fundamental norms of international human rights law and its requisite machinery.
Democracy and the political arena; the exercise and dynamics of power; rights and citizenship; and citizen education and action; identification of issues and their prioritisation; contextual analysis; setting of goals, various advocacy strategies, publicity avenues as well as program evaluation/ feedback and fundraising.
This unit is aimed at students who would like to pursue academic and/or other careers as human right advocates both in the domestic private and government sectors as well as in the international arena.
LAWS6243 International Law I
Semester 2 Intensive
30, 31 August & 13, 14 September 2013
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x 3,500 Word Essay (50%)
- 1 x Advocacy Exercise (50%)
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.