|Teacher/Coordinator: Prof David Kinley, Ms Irene Baghoomians|
Classes: Summer school: held as a field school in Nepal (21 Jan-3 Feb 2013). Subject to change.
Assessment: Take-home 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 in the field school is by application in 2012.