This course introduces students to children’s rights, explores relevant international, regional, and national legal frameworks, and critically considers the application of rights in a range of contexts. Topics examined include the use of children in armed conflict, child trafficking, children with disabilities, juvenile justice, and the protection of children in immigration processes. The course explores how issues involving children, particularly situations where they are exposed to forms of ill-treatment, deprivation, and exploitation, are increasingly examined from a human rights perspective. The limits of law in protecting the rights of children are also considered, as well as contemporary challenges to human rights-based approaches.

8 days
UQ St Lucia (view map)
Enrolment options: 
CPD | Award | Non-Award
$2170 for CPD

Enrolment options

 Register for Continuing Professional Development

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment, and your course participation may not be used as academic credit towards a qualification. Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice. Registration closes 2 weeks before the course starts.

Register as a CPD student

 Enrol as a non-award student

To gain academic credit, you can apply to enrol as a ‘non-award’ student. Your enrolment is called ‘non-award’ because you are not seeking to be awarded a qualification at this point. As a non-award student, you will be required to do course assessment and will gain academic credit for successfully completing the course. You may seek credit for the course if you enrol in a program in the future.

Apply for entry as a non-award student

 Enrol as a part of a Masters degree program

This course is part of the Master of Laws postgraduate program.