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The course is intended to offer insights into the dynamics of the development of international human rights law. It provides advanced instruction in several key aspects of international human rights law (freedom from torture, freedom of religion, social rights, right to self-determination, etc.) in order to develop a critical understanding of the protection of human rights at the global level. It also seeks to shed light on the way the forces of globalisation and global civil society activism shape the conditions under which human rights law can be created and maintained.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
To develop the students’ interest in, and knowledge of, international human rights law;
To provide advanced instruction in several key aspects of international human rights law, including the effects of globalisation on human rights law;
To develop a critical understanding of the protection of human rights at the global level.
Main Learning Outcomes
Develop a familiarity with the literature and legal sources of international human rights law which will enable them to keep their specialist knowledge up to date;
Become aware of the problems relating to the effectiveness and enforcement of global human rights law;
Acquire a knowledge of both the United Nations system and regional systems in the field of human rights;
Become aware of the sources of international human rights law at the universal level and at regional levels;
Become aware of the limitations of international human rights protection;
Learn to organise their own learning programme and manage their time effectively;
Be able to assimilate large amount of material and extract from it relevant information to successfully prepare for and complete each seminar and written assignment;
Be able to listen effectively in class; and
Be able to express ideas cogently orally and in writing.
Introductory lecture: What is international human rights law?
Seminar 1: The development of international human rights law and its enforcement mechanisms
Seminar 2: Globalisation and the political dynamics of human rights development
Seminar 3: Civil and political rights I: Freedom from torture
Seminar 4: Civil and political rights II: Freedom of religion
Seminar 5: Economic and social rights I: State obligations to implement social rights
Seminar 6: Economic and social rights II: The justiciability of social rights
Seminar 7: Collective rights: The right to self-determination
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Online Quiz (20%)
2,500 word essay (30%)
Online Exam (50%)
Quiz and essay marks are carried forward, exam is subject to a resit
1000 word essay
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|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|