|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||22 hours; 11x2 hour seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||TWO WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS OF 2,500-3,000 WORDS (40% EACH) OR ONE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 5,000-6,000 WORDS||80%|
|Semester Assessment||ORAL PRESENTATION||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT(s) TO BE RESUBMITTED, IF FAILED||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT IN LIEU OF ORAL PRESENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the justification for the international legal protection of human rights.
2. Display knowledge of the international legal and institutional frameworks for the protection of human rights.
3. Assess and explain the operation of the different mechanisms for the protection of human rights and evaluate their effectiveness.
4. Conduct research and find legal solutions related to the protection of international human rights.
5. Situate human rights issues in the broad context of international and national law.
6. Demonstrate critical and analytical skills and apply them to concrete cases and situations.
The module will provide a general overview of the most relevant issues concerning the international protection of human rights. These will include the international and universal approach to the definition and protection of human rights, and the implications for states, groups and individuals. The module will focus on the international law related to human rights, in particular the International Bill of Human Rights. The role of the United Nations and relevant regional organisations will be discussed, as well as the main mechanisms available at international and regional level, such as international courts and other bodies. The role of Non-Governmental Organisations and other national mechanisms will also be considered.
2. The UN System of Human Rights Protection
3. Regional Systems of Human Rights Protection: Europe
4. Regional Systems of Human Rights Protection: America and Africa
5. Nature of Obligations
6. Non-State Actors and Human Rights
7. Equality and Non-discrimination
8. Integrity of the Person
9. The Rights of Peoples and Minorities
10. Exceptions in International Human Rights Law
11. The Domestic Application of International Human Rights Instruments
This module is at CQFW Level 7