Studying human rights law
Studying a human rights masters degree at Monash
The Monash Law postgraduate human rights program
The Monash Faculty of Law (home to the Castan Centre) offers the oldest masters degree in Australia dedicated to the study of human rights law.
The postgraduate programs are ideal for people interested in working for human rights NGOs, development agencies and other human rights bodies. Opportunities for human rights work are also growing in government and the corporate sector. Many people also may wish to incorporate human rights into their current jobs by, for example, conducting pro bono work in the field.
To ensure these opportunities are open to as many people as possible, graduates from both law and non-law disciplines can study postgraduate human rights law at Monash. See also here for more information.
The 2019 postgraduate human rights subjects
In 2019, we have a dynamic program of subjects covering a varied range of human rights. Teachers include distinguished visitors from overseas and interstate, as well as highly accomplished members of the Monash Law faculty.
Introductory human rights subject
Nb: The "Overview" unit is officially a prerequisite for a number of the other units. However, the prerequisite requirement can be waived by agreement with the lecturer, depending on prior experiences and learning, or a willingness to undertake reading prior to the course.
Trimester 1: January to May 2019
- LAW5304 Overview of international human rights law, taught by Dr Heli Askola
- LAW5370, Discrimination law and human rights at work, taught by Joanna Butteridge
- LAW5430, Advanced evidence and proof in litigation, taught by Nicole Mollard
Semester 1: March to May 2019
- LAW5409 Principles of family law, taught by Associate Professor Adiva Sifris
- LAW5451 Indigenous people and the law, taught by Dr Stephen Gray
Trimester 2: March to August 2019
- LAW5310 Sentencing, taught by Professor Arie Freiberg
- LAW5334 Psychiatry, psychology and law, taught by Dr Annegret Kaemph
- LAW5338, International humanitarian law,taught by Dan Mori
- LAW5365, Terrorism and human rights,taught by Dan Mori
- LAW5424 Human trafficking, modern slavery and the law, taught by Professor Jean Allain
Semester 2: July to October 2019
Trimester 3: August to December 2019
Term 4: October to December 2019
There are many other postgraduate units available, see the postgraduate timetable at: