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International human rights legal issues, processes and structures, and their relevance to New Zealand law and practice.
The primary objective of this course is to develop an understanding of international human rights law instruments, institutions and contemporary debates. The course enables students to develop an understanding of the significance of international human rights law, how it has been deployed and debated in a range of differing legal and social contexts.
|Paper title||International Human Rights Law|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- LAWS 201, LAWS 202, LAWS 203, LAWS 204
- Limited to
- GDipBHL, LLB, LLB(Hons), MBHL
- (i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) May not be credited together with LAWS474 passed in 1999-2001.
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
The primary objective of this paper is to develop an understanding of international human rights law, its contentious origins, the institutions, debates, and challenges arising in and human rights.
Students who successfully complete this paper will develop an understanding of the significance of international human rights law in relation to New Zealand domestic law, as well as larger debates about international law, development, values, and empire.