LAW3405 Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law
Pre-requisite: (LAW1202 or LAW5502) and (LAW3204 or LAW5704) and (LAW3206 or LAW5706) and (LAW3423 or LAW5606)
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and
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. The course will cover the major elements of Commonwealth and Queensland anti-discrimination legislation: types of discrimination, the protected grounds of discrimination, the areas of public life and activities in which discrimination is prohibited and the exemptions and exceptions which may be relied on under anti-discrimination laws. The course discusses the procedures by which the legislation may be enforced and the remedies which may be available to successful complainants, noting the functions of human rights and anti-discrimination bodies such as the federal Australian Human Rights Commission and the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission, as well as the Federal Court and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.