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The course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the constitutional principles and context relevant to the protection of civil liberties in the UK; and to provide knowledge and understanding of the detailed legal mechanisms relating to selected rights.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)|
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The course aims to offer students the opportunity to develop their study of human rights law by considering critically the ways in which the law interacts with specific freedoms. ‘Civil liberties’ is the term used before the advent of the human rights law era (in the late twentieth century) to describe core political freedoms. The focus of the course is on political liberties such as freedom of expression, freedom of association (rights to protest), the right to vote, and the problem of balancing personal liberty with national security laws targeting terrorist activity. The aims are to provide students with an enhanced understanding of how the law governs those freedoms, and an opportunity to reflect critically on the balance the law achieves between individual liberties and potentially conflicting state goals, such as preserving public order. Has the advent of the human rights era improved the protection of citizens’ core civil liberties? The course aims to address this theme throughout its study of separate rights.
Main Learning Outcomes:
Knowledge and Understanding
Students will know:
Subject Specific Skills and Concepts
Students will develop skills concerning:
Key Skills (Transferable)
The course seeks to contribute to the development of the following skills-
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Individual Project (2000 words essay + presentation) (50%)
Online Exam (50%)
Resubmission of failed elements.
There are no assessments for this course.
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|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|