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LAWS3478 - Development, Law and Human Rights
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
Domestic Fee: $3,870
International Fee: $4,710
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 9, 48
Prohibitions: LAWS5178
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Ben Saul, Ms Irene Baghoomians (Nepal); Dr Livingston Armytage (Sydney)

Classes: Summer school: held as a field school in Nepal (15 Jan-2 Feb 2012) Semester 2: 1 x 6-hr seminar/week for 6 weeks (weeks 1-6)

Assessment: 2hr exam (40%) and 4000wd research essay (60%)

This unit exposes students to the role and limits of law and justice in addressing acute problems of socio-economic development and human rights in developing countries. The themes explored from year to year may include:
* Different ideas about ‘development’ and the role of law, legal processes and institutions, legal reform, justice, and the rule of law in development;
* The relationships between development and human rights, including socio-economic rights;
* The role in development of international organisations (eg, United Nations), donor agencies (eg, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, AusAID), and local institutions;
* Conflict, justice, peace and development;
* Issues concerning gender, children, indigenous peoples, minorities, and refugees;
* The role of law in environmental and resource disputes over development;
* Critical evaluation of development and legal reform initiatives.Enrolment to the field school is by application in August 2011.
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