Course Title: International Human Rights and Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Human Rights and Law

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

POLI1068

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

POLI1080

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Binoy Kampmark

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2174

Course Coordinator Email: binoy.kampmark@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, level 2

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil.


Course Description

In this course, you will explore contemporary human rights, in particular international human rights law. Human rights allow the international community to determine limits of what a State may do in relation to its nationals and aliens. You will consider the influences of international laws and political contexts as well as the overlap between the traditional effect of relations between States and the traditional effect of relations between the State and individuals. You will critique international systems and how human rights are implemented and enforced.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


a) Recognise the nature and universality of human rights, various international covenants, agreements, and instruments;
b) Critically assess the key features of current challenge of globalisation within the context of international law and human rights;
c) Evaluate the achievements of human rights movements and the dilemmas in seeking to realise human rights ideals in the world’s diverse cultures;
d) Appraise international laws relating to human rights and the context and sources of those laws.


In this course, you will develop the following graduate capabilities:

  • Ethical practice
  • Social and cultural responsibility
  • Independent and collaborative practice


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is generally delivered in a face-to-face mode with a blend of learning activities, which include lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, videos, and student lead discussions. The course may be delivered online in modules.


Overview of Learning Resources

There is generally a prescribed text for this course. You will also be advised about relevant readings throughout the course as various topics are addressed. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include essays, role plays, class presentations, and examinations. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
 

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment