The course explores the sources, key rules, and principles of international human rights law, including their development, scope, and enforcement, as well as related institutional frameworks.

Wednesdays 2-5pm. 3 August - 5 October 2022 (8 weeks). No teaching on 10 August due to Ekka holiday.
Next course:
3 August 2022 (see all)
Dr Joseph Lelliott
UQ St Lucia (view map)
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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 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 campus.

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

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Upcoming sessions

3 August 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
17 August 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
24 August 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
31 August 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
7 September 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
14 September 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
21 September 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
5 October 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
Dr Joseph Lelliott

CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

Dr Joseph Lelliott's principal areas of research are in criminal law, particularly forms of transnational organised crime, and international human rights law, with a focus on issues relating to migration and the rights of the child. His doctoral work concerned the smuggling and trafficking of unaccompanied minors, including the relevant international legal framework and domestic responses. He has written a number of journal articles and contributed to edited collections and is the co-author of Criminal Law in Queensland (published by Thomson Reuters). He has presented papers at conferences and workshops in Australia and internationally, including the University of Sydney, UNSW, and Harvard Law School.