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LS5068: THE POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:38


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). Classroom discussions look into the ways in which international human rights law shapes controversial issues of international politics (like the 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 the oil industry in Nigeria.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Mátyás Bodig

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

1. Introduction: The Politics of Humans Rights Law 2. Human Rights in International Relations 3. The Human Rights Movement and Global Civil Society 4. Human Rights Activism in Action: The Right to Health 5. Human Rights and Political Philosophy: Rawls and the Problem of Global Egalitarianism 6. Economic Globalisation, Development and Human Rights 7. A Case Study: Human Rights and the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria 6. Summary: Human Rights and the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

20 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

First Attempt: One 3000 word essay (30%) and one three-hour written exam (70%). Re-sit Attempt: 3 hour examination.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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