LAWS358-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course aims to give students a solid understanding of the international human rights law framework for the promotion and protection of Indigenous Rights.

This course is designed to give students a solid understanding of the international legal frameworks for the protection and promotion of Indigenous rights by introducing core legal instruments and institutions.

Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will, by the end of the course, be able to:

  • Comprehend and apply Indigenous rights and related concepts
  • Synthesize primary and secondary resources on Indigenous rights to create and present a legal opinion
  • Identify and explain Indigenous rights in selected Aotearoa New Zealand and international cases
  • Apply concepts of Indigenous rights to the Aotearoa New Zealand context
  • Identify and analyses the main Indigenous rights issues common to different cases
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Shea Esterling

Textbooks / Resources

There is no set textbook for this course. Relevant material will be advised in lectures or placed on LEARN. Check LEARN regularly. It is students’ responsibility to ensure that these materials are obtained and read.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,663.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS358 Occurrences

  • LAWS358-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024