LAWS2224 Evolution of Human Rights
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 option in the Law and Society major sequence
- Level 2 elective
- This unit covers the evolution of human rights in international and comparative law; considers the adequacy of human rights protections in the Australian legal system in light of current human rights controversies; and explores whether enhanced human rights protection in the form of a federal Bill of Rights, or further human rights legislation at State and Territory level, would be feasible and advantageous.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of the evolution of Australian human rights within a comparative perspective; (2) demonstrate knowledge of the evolution of international human rights; (3) evaluate the policy and legal issues involved in developing a Human Rights Act for Australia; (4) analyse basic human rights texts and journal articles; and (5) develop skills in written and oral communication.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay; (2) tutorial participation; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Murray Wesson
- Unit rules
- LAWS1111 Law, Conflict, and Change (formerly LAWS1111 Legal Systems)
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week
- Students may also take this unit if they have acquired the equivalent skills in other Level 1 units.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.