Human Rights in World Politics (3008GIR)

How has the rise of human rights changed the post-Cold War world? And has the human rights agenda been a progressive one in world politics? In asking such questions, this course explores the place of human rights in contemporary political change. This involves analysing the role of human rights in current global transformations such as: the emergence of global governance; the legitimisation of humanitarian intervention or "Just War" as in the cases of the humanitarian interventions of the 1990s and the war in Iraq; the emergence of a global civil society and transnational activism such as Amnesty International and the transformation of state power and sovereignty. Prerequisites: NIL Co-requisites: NIL Incompatibles: 3008PPP Human Rights in Worlds Politics.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 2Nathan Trimester 2

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
13 July 2020
Last date to add a course
26 July 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
9 August 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
13 September 2020

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Most timetabled classes will commence online. Venues will be displayed if classes transition to on-campus delivery. Refer to the Studying in Trimester 2 2020 website for further information.

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Lecture
Lecture (42493) Tuesday 11:00 - 13:45
Weeks 1 - 4, 5 - 12