Faculty of Law
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.
Not offered in 2017
For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
This unit will provide a state of the art, up to date overview of the links between climate change and citizen justice. It will discuss the phenomena of climate displacement, providing an understanding of the dynamics of climate displacement, the countries which are now and in the future most heavily affected and the legal and policy measures, including migration, that will be required to ensure that all climate-displaced persons are afforded rights-based and viable solutions to their displacement. By approaching these vexing issues in this manner, the course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the legal issues involved, how the human rights of climate-affected persons can be invoked and where work is underway today to protect the rights of those affected, with an emphasis on Bangladesh, Fiji, Kiribati, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
One research assignment (3,750 words): 50% and
One take-Home examination (3,750 words): 50%
One research assignment on a topic approved by the lecturer (7,500): 100%
24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)