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This online Human Rights Instruments and Institutions unit offered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University offers a fascinating look at the world of human rights. You will learn about how international and national laws define and treat human rights, and be guided through an overview of the United Nations, giving you an understanding of the role the organisation plays.
As you become familiar with the major conventions and treaties on human rights over the course of the unit, you will gain an understanding of the reporting and complaints procedures relevant to a handful of treaty-based bodies. The unit will also discuss non-government organisations and interest groups and the roles they play within the human rights legal framework.
Human rights law in Australia will also be discussed, along with the ways in which international treaties are implemented on a domestic basis. The unit also focuses on the recognition of the rights of groups, so you will become familiar with the development of indigenous rights, women's rights, racial and ethnic minority rights.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this human rights unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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You will develop highly useful and transferrable skills in communication through the discussions and essays required for the successful completion of this unit. The tasks set will also lead to progress in your research skills, as you will be expected to make use of appropriate technologies in order to find and critique relevant literature at a postgraduate level.
Your critical thinking skills will also be challenged, as you are not only expected critique the relevant human rights literature, but to analyse the general role that the international human rights framework plays in defining and promoting human rights.
Upon completion of this online unit, you will have a deepened understanding of international and national human rights systems, and the intertwining roles of various human rights instruments and institutions.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.