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Human Rights and Australian Politics (GOVT2111)

This unit introduces students to the notion of human rights, outlines international human rights enforcement mechanisms and the application of human rights standards in Australia. Throughout the unit we consider the evolution of human rights in Australia and raise questions about the adequacy of Australia's existing human rights machinery, and examine the reasons for Australia's reluctance to adopt a Bill of Rights. We examine government policies toward the indigenous Australians, women and refugees. We also consider current legislative changes to combat terrorism and consider the implications of these changes on Australian's civil rights.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x2500wd briefing paper (30%), 1x2hr exam (50%), Tutorial participation (20%)

Pre-requisites

12 Junior credit points each in either Government and International Relations or Socio-Legal Studies or or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations

Prohibitions

GOVT2101

Details

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Government and International Relations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Census dates shows the latest date to cancel out of a unit*
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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