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LS5068: THE POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

The course addresses the political processes by which human rights law is created and sustained (e.g. by exploring the main drivers of the change in human rights norms – like global civil society activism). Discussions review ways in which international human rights law shapes controversial issues of international politics (e.g. problems of international development or humanitarian intervention). Two seminars are dedicated to ‘case studies’ on human rights politics: (1) the practice of human rights activism, and (2) the relevance of human rights for dealing with the social and political tensions generated by oil industry in Nigeria.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Matyas Bodig

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course covers the following themes: 1. Human Rights in International Relations; 2. The Human Rights Movement and Global Civil Society; 3. Human Rights Activism in Action: The Right to Health; 4. Human Rights and Political Philosophy: Rawls and the Problem of Global Egalitarianism; 5. Economic Globalisation, Development and Human Rights; 6. A Case Study: The Energy Industry, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Human Right; 7. Human Rights and the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week 7
  • 1 Seminar during University week s 8 - 17

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Summative Assessments

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Essay

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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