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Unit of Study LAW00522 - Human Rights (2015)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 recognise the main features of the international human rights legal regime
2 appraise the express and implied constitutional protection of human rights in Australia, and assess the other forms of protection of human rights in the Australian legal and political system
3 identify and analyse the arguments for and against whether Australia should have a constitutional or a legislative Bill of Rights
4 describe and critically assess the common criticisms of human rights by critical legal advocates, feminists and others
5 give an account of and discuss the human rights issues with respect to women, children, Indigenous Australians, refugees and terrorism, or the environment and
6 demonstrate their skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.
7 demonstrate their skills in team work and oral presentation

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise the main features of the international human rights legal regime
    • GA4:
  2. appraise the express and implied constitutional protection of human rights in Australia, and assess the other forms of protection of human rights in the Australian legal and political system
    • GA4:
  3. identify and analyse the arguments for and against whether Australia should have a constitutional or a legislative Bill of Rights
    • GA1:
  4. describe and critically assess the common criticisms of human rights by critical legal advocates, feminists and others
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. give an account of and discuss the human rights issues with respect to women, children, Indigenous Australians, refugees and terrorism, or the environment and
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  6. demonstrate their skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
  7. demonstrate their skills in team work and oral presentation
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed learning resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.