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LAW3405 Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law

Short Description: Human Rights&Anti-Discrim Law
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 4
ASCED code : 090999 - Law not elsewhere classified
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: (HIS1115 or LAW1202 or LAW1114 or HIS5115 or LAW5502 or LAW5114) and (LAW3423 or LAW1121 or LAW5606 or LAW5121)

Other Requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and
Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


This is a course on international human rights law and Australian human rights and anti-discrimination law. Students will examine international human rights treaties, institutions and procedures and the incorporation of Australia's human rights obligations into domestic law, before turning to Commonwealth and Queensland human rights and anti-discrimination legislation. Students will review the human rights protected under the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) and procedures to protect those rights, including public entity obligations. The course will cover grounds and procedures for lodging complaints about a human rights breach or unlawful discrimination, noting the functions of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Federal Courts, the Queensland Human Rights Commission and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to recognise when a human rights breach or unlawful discrimination has occurred, understand the relevant laws and procedures and identify appropriate remedies.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022