Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law

  • CRICOS code: 075314F

Where will this take me?


As a student in the Graduate Diploma of Human Rights Law, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of human rights law, including:

  • An advanced and integrated knowledge of international and domestic legal and institutional frameworks for the protection and promotion of human rights
  • An advanced appreciation of the relationship between law and politics, at the international and domestic levels, in the field of human rights law
  • The cognitive and technical skills to independently examine and critically evaluate current issues by reference to international and domestic human rights standards
  • The ability to understand and critically examine the interrelationships between international, regional and domestic histories, philosophies, policies and practices of human rights law
  • The ability to participate in debates about the contested universality of international human rights and its application in diverse domestic jurisdictions in an engaged, informed and open-minded manner
  • The ability to make a sophisticated assessment of the practical effectiveness of different mechanisms for implementing or enforcing human rights, including domestic and regional courts, specialised tribunals, national human rights institutions, human rights treaty bodies, international institutions and specialised agencies, nongovernmental organisations and international criminal courts
  • The ability to analyse, interpret and assess the challenges posed to the implementation of international human rights obligations in the context of globalisation, particularly the increased threat to human rights presented by non-state actors and efforts to develop and strengthen accountability protocols and other mechanisms
  • The ability to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment and responsibility as a practitioner and advocate in the field of human rights law.