The Human Rights program in the Monash Faculty of Arts provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of human rights in today’s world. To find detailed information about different aspects of the Human Rights program, please browse the thumbnail links below. Any questions about anything here can be sent to the convener of the Human Rights major (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Human rights have been a focal point in international affairs since the end of World War II. They also have a significant influence in domestic politics — in the justice system, healthcare, education, and welfare policy — and play a role in many people’s ethical judgements and personal values. Students majoring in Human Rights will learn about the central role of human rights in all of these areas, and lay foundations for exciting career paths in government, the NGO sector, international development, law, education, and research.
Think tanks are a source of fascination for scholars and the media. Monash Arts academic Keshia Jacotine explains that the reality of influencing policymaking is far more prosaic, and that think tanks have had to evolve with changing political landscapes and technology. Read more