Human Rights Law

The specialisation in human rights law offers the widest range of human rights subjects in Australia.

Many world-renowned experts teach in the program, offering students exciting opportunities to examine a range of human rights instruments, institutions, theories and practices in a contemporary context. The program is particularly relevant to lawyers currently working, or planning to work, in the field of human rights, as well as those with a non-law background working in development agencies and other human rights-related organisations in Australia and around the world.

This innovative program offers the opportunity to engage creatively and critically with human rights law – a discourse that is fundamental to debates about global justice and equality.


Human Rights Law study options


As a part of my LLM at the University of Melbourne I was fortunate to work with Open Society Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This non-governmental organisation supports the work of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia. Binny De Saram, Master of Laws (LLM)

Institute for International Law and the Humanities

IILAH focuses on encouraging the work of younger scholars and those developing new approaches to the field of international law, and facilitates engagement between scholars and the community of professionals and activists working on issues of international law and governance.

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