School Of Law

Human Rights LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200635.2


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
69142 - Human Rights Law

200977 Fundamentals of Australian Law OR LW211A Law and Society (V1)

About this Unit
This unit examines the foundations of the concept of human rights under international law. It contains an historical review of international measures for the protection of human rights and how international law came to be concerned with the rights of individuals. Special attention is given to key international human rights instruments such as The Charter of the United Nations, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It also examines the extent to which international human rights have been compromised by issues of sovereignty, cultural relativism and political resistance towards comprehensive incorporation of some of the fundamental principles into domestic law.

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