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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Pre-requisites

Any 8 units studied at tertiary level

Unit aim

Takes the intersection of international economic activity and international human rights as the new issue for international law and practise by examining the source, validity, scope, definition, violation and enforcement of human rights obligations.

Unit content

Introduction to issues in the global economy, trade, aid and commerce International aid and human rights Trade and Human Rights Commerce and human rights The justiciability of economic and social rights The notion of the Rule of Law as a lynchpin

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Identify and explain the role of international organisations in the global economy and the protection of human rights
2 Critically analyse the interrelationship between international trade, commerce, aid and human rights
3 Identify the interrelationship between economic social and cultural rights and the Rule of Law
4 Identify and explain the legal and quasi legal means by which human rights obligations may be enforced
5 Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of each enforcement mechanism.
6 Demonstrate skills in oral presentation of research and argument

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

  1. Identify and explain the role of international organisations in the global economy and the protection of human rights
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  2. Critically analyse the interrelationship between international trade, commerce, aid and human rights
    • GA4:
  3. Identify the interrelationship between economic social and cultural rights and the Rule of Law
    • GA4:
  4. Identify and explain the legal and quasi legal means by which human rights obligations may be enforced
    • GA4:
  5. Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of each enforcement mechanism.
    • GA2:
  6. Demonstrate skills in oral presentation of research and argument
    • GA6: