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LAW3405 Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Pre-requisite: LAW1111 and LAW1121 and (HIS1115 or LAW1114)


This course is designed to develop students’ knowledge of human rights and anti-discrimination law in federal and Queensland jurisdictions. The course encourages students to apply critical thinking skills to evaluate complex legal problems and identify solutions drawn from relevant federal and Queensland legislation and case law, informed by international human rights law and developments. This is an elective Law course and completion of the course is not required for admission as a legal practitioner.

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

Study period Mode Campus
Interim Trimester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023