School of Social and Cultural Studies

This information is for the 2015 academic year. See information for CRIM 423 in 2014.

CRIM-423 – Liberties, Rights and Justice

Points:30Prerequisites:None
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Social & Cultural StudiesRestrictions: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.

Set Text

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.