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The course was designed to help students build competence in dealing with the doctrinal issues about international human rights. It involves understanding the place of human rights in public international law, finding one’s way around the foundational human rights documents and the jurisprudence of human rights bodies. The course delivery puts heavy emphasis on classroom discussion on the controversial issues on contemporary human rights law that shape doctrinal development in this field: the justifiability of torture, the limits of freedom of religion, the justiciability of social rights, etc
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course covers the following themes: 1. The Idea of International Human Rights Law and the Universality of Human Rights; 2. Enforcement Mechanisms in International Human Rights Law; 3. Civil and Political Rights I (Freedom from Torture); 4. Civil and Political Rights II (Freedom of Religion); 5. Economic and Social Rights I (State Obligations); 6. Economic and Social Rights II (The Justiciability of Social Rights); 7. Peoples’ Rights: The Right to Self-Determination.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
First Attempt: 70% 3-hour examination; 30% continuous assessment (3.000 word essay on topical issues in international human rights law) Re-sit Attempt: 3 hour examination.
Resit: 100% 3 hour examination.
There are no assessments for this course.