School Of Law

International Human Rights LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200961.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in courses 8083 Bachelor of Research Studies/Master of Research, 8084/8085 Master of Research, 2810 Master of Laws (International Governance), 2824 Master of Laws or 2826 Juris Doctor.

About this Unit
This unit examines the foundations of the concept of human rights under international law, how international law became concerned with the rights of individuals and the development of international measures for the protection of human rights. It examines the extent of compromise of international human rights where sovereignty, cultural relativism and political resistance preclude comprehensive incorporation of some fundamental human rights principles in domestic law. Instruments such as The Charter of the United Nations, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are also examined.

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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