This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for CRIM 423 in 2015.
CRIM-423 – Liberties, Rights and Justice
|Faculty:||Humanities & Soc Sc||Corequisites:||None|
|School:||Social & Cultural Studies||Restrictions:||CRIM 421 in 2003.|
This course critically examines international human rights law, policy and practice. Students evaluate the historical, theoretical and legislative foundations of human rights debates in relation to a number of contemporary case studies. Course topics include security and 'terrorism', slavery and development, immigration and asylum, torture, rape as a weapon of war, 'disappearance' and genocide. Throughout the course, students consider how rights analyses, on interpersonal, societal, institutional and structural levels, are formulated and developed. Finally, the course examines the issue of resistance, in relation to the dominant analytical themes of denial, 'truth' and 'justice'. 100% internal assessment.
Student notes; for availability and price see vicbooks, Student Union Building, Kelburn Campus.
This course is not currently being offered.
Course Outline Information
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.