This course focuses on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), one of the centrepiece conventions within the UN human rights system and one of the most influential in its global reach. It spans a wide range of rights differing in subject matter, purpose, character, and scope for permissible restriction. Students will:

  • explore the importance of each ICCPR right, its coverage, susceptibility to encroachment, practical usage, and common sources and reasons for restriction
  • assess whether the ICCPR should be conceived as offering a menu of discrete rights, as an integrated system of protection, as a blend of both and/or something beyond
  • analyse the machinery for domestic implementation of the ICCPR, its effectiveness, and challenges to implementation across a diverse global constituency
  • engage in an understanding of the levers, axles and pulleys which may be deployed when addressing particular human rights challenges.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 course dates are subject to change.

4 days
Next course:
3 September 20206 September 2020 (see all)
Dr Paul Taylor
UQ St Lucia (view map)
Enrolment options: 
CPD | Award | Non-Award

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia.

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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.


Upcoming sessions

3 September 2020 9:00am6 September 2020 5:00pm
Dr Paul Taylor