Internet Research task: Determine the effectiveness of Australian law in dealing with issues & remedies associated with alternative family arrangements.
It is imperative that you undertake genuine independent research and in particular you find relevant & current cases, statutes, treaties, statistics & media reports to support your understanding of this topic.
In your research play particular attention to
(a) What are alternative family arrangements?
(b)Why does the law respond differently to different arrangements and what changes have taken place in this area?
(c) The extent to which the law reflects moral & ethical standards.
Focus specifically on same sex and defacto relationships.
Present your research in both of the following ways:
- as notes in the research scaffold provided (this is evidence of your initial research and serves as part of your draft work).
- as a formally written response, properly referenced and with reference to current cases, media reports, etc.
Choose a conflict that has involved the use of child soldiers.
National Case Law
… related to the conflict
Congo 'Terminator' turns himself in to US embassy
ICC acquits Congolese warlord
Customary IHL - Practice Relating to Rule 136. Recruitment of Child Soldiers
Human rights: the basic rights and freedoms believed to belong justifiably to all human beings.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN in 1948, representing the first universal acceptance of the idea of human rights and becoming a reference point of all subsequent human rights treaties.
Define the following terms:
- inalienable right
- natural law
- universal suffrage
- universal education
- self determination
Human Rights links:
Human Rights Research Guide
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Articles about human rights.
Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and politicising the International Criminal Court
Passage of the ‘Excision Bill’ undermines human rights
Immigrant women 'forced' to perform sex acts in Sydney brothel, jury finds
Human Rights Watch
Discrimination bill mustn't die, says Human Rights Commission
North Korea dismisses UN human rights resolution
Human rights declaration dubbed useless
Postpone deeply flawed ASEAN Human Rights Declaration
Resurrecting the fight for a Charter of Rights
Eliminating human trafficking from the global business landscape
Prime Minister announces new program to combat human trafficking
Eliminating trafficking from the global business landscape
Exploitation of workers:
What is child labour?
Cocoa campaign: Stop Child and Forced Labour
Slaves to chocolate - New Internationalist
Bitter life of chocolate's child slaves
Video: Child Labor in the Coco Plantation
Deputy Principal at a Sydney high school. Coordinating author of the new Geoactive book series.
Student resource sites: