University of Technology Sydney

78182 Human Rights Law

Requisite(s): ( 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law) OR 70311 Torts OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law)
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Anti-requisite(s): 76007 International Human Rights Law AND 78151 Human Rights Law


International human rights law is a body of law with important substantive and procedural aspects in its application. As a body of law that is designed to oversee the treatment of individuals and groups by the state machinery, it has significant implications for all countries and calls for a systematic, scholarly analysis to ensure its proper understanding and practice. As a discipline, international human rights law is relevant not only to societies with oppressive regimes but also to those with more sophisticated, democratic institutions. International human rights norms impose obligations on the state by ensuring that it is accountable internationally for the treatment of persons both at the hands of government institutions and officials, and through the acts of other private persons. The aim of this subject is to provide students with knowledge of, and interpretive skills in, international and regional human rights law by examining the concept and history of human rights, the supra-national institutions and mechanisms concerned with the promotion and protection of human rights, the substantive legal principles governing the interpretation and application of international and regional human rights laws, and the issues associated with their implementation in the domestic sphere.

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