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LAW4646

Faculty of Law

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2013

Synopsis

This unit will examine various sources of international law that potentially apply to sexuality-based claims. The approach of individual states, both from a domestic law perspective and in interpreting international obligations, will also be considered. We will examine international treaties and case law from various international as well as domestic courts. Consideration will be given to policy objectives and competing cultural and political arguments. Students will work in groups and participate in exercises where they simulate the roles played by various constituencies, including judges, state actors, lawyers, and individuals claiming discriminatory treatment.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, a student should be able to:

  • demonstrate a solid understanding of the principles of international law that relate to sexuality-based claims
  • articulate the basic variations of domestic law, from a global perspective, relating to sexuality-based claims
  • understand the basis for legal distinctions between challenges based on privacy, discrimination, and free expression
  • understand and the potential implications arising from claims based on privacy, discrimination, and free expression
  • engage in policy discussions about laws relating to sexuality-based claims.

Assessment

Class participation and in-class simulated exercises: 10%
Research paper (1,500 words): 30%
Take-home final examination: 60%.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

9 hours per week (intensive mode)

Prerequisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Prohibitions

None