Course Title: International Human Rights and Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Human Rights and Law

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

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 2012,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

POLI1080

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Binoy Kampmark

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2174

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

Course Coordinator Location: 37.04

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed Knowledge 

You should have satisfactorily completed HUSO2235 Introduction to Law before you commence this course.  

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.   

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. 


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

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:  

  1. Apply critically reflective thought and analytical thinking to problems related to crime management and criminal justice systems in local and international contexts
  2. Reflect on and implement ethical practice and social responsibility in diverse criminal justice settings 


Course Learning Outcomes 

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

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


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered through a blend of learning activities, which may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, videos and student led discussions. The course may be delivered online in modules. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Resources will be available through the Canvas student portal, myRMIT, and RMIT Library resources. You will have the opportunity to contribute collectively to class resources by sharing your own research findings and sources with your peers. 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

    Assessment Task 1: Tutorial Activities, 20% CLO1- CLO4 

    Assessment Task 2: Essay, 40%, CLO1- CLO4 

    Assessment Task 3: Exam, 40%, CLO1- CLO4 

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.