School Of Law

Human Rights in Practice and TheoryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200953.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge such as is gained through completion of a law degree (Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor) or equivalent in any jurisdiction.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 2824 Master of Laws, 2784 or 2810 Master of Laws (International Governance), 8083 Bachelor of Research Studies, 8084 Master of Research - HC or 8085 Master of Research - LC.

About this Unit
This unit examines the place of regional human rights systems in the global architecture of human rights. Concepts of universalism, relativism and the 'Asian values' debate are examined. The record of human rights treaty ratification and compliance in Asia and the Pacific is examined within the context of the international treaty system as well as the ASEAN regional human rights regime. The development and implementation of international and domestic human rights protections in criminal law, constitutional law and institutional construction are examined across the region.

2824.1Master of LawsCURRENT
2826.1Juris DoctorCURRENT
8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT


A2015.1Master of Laws (Law Graduate) - 80cp pathwayCURRENT
A2016.1Master of Laws (Law Graduate) - 120cp pathwayCURRENT
A2017.1Master of Laws (Non Law Graduate) - 80cp pathwayCURRENT
A2018.1Master of Laws (Non Law Graduate) - 120cp pathwayCURRENT
A2019.1Master of Laws (Law & Non Law Graduates) - 160cp pathwayCURRENT

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