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)