Aberystwyth Law School, Living the Law Since 1901
Human Rights and Social Justice
International Human Rights Law (Postgraduate)
In today’s potentially dangerous societies, Human Rights are vital in protecting individual rights. The United Nations, various NGO’s and other National mechanisms have a role to play in safeguarding rights around the world.
Criminology of Human Rights violations
Explore the use of Criminal law and sanctions against individuals and organisations involving the perpetration of atrocities.
Youth crime and youth justice
Challenge how the media distorts and directs the reporting about youth crime by describing the nature, context and extent of youth offending. Understand why young people commit offences and how the youth justice system responds to children and young people in trouble.
Employability and Skills
- Annual Postgraduate conference.
- Employer events & visits by HAFAL; Citizens Advice Bureau; Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations; appropriate adult scheme team; advisors from voluntary organisations and charities.
- Careers fairs information stand, drop in sessions and workshops; enterprise events
- Careers guidance interviews
- Professional futures sessions
- Peer mentoring
- Criminal Justice placement module
- The Choice Project: Elder abuse and Justice. This project addresses a failure of existing procedures to provide victims of elder abuse with a sense of justice and reassurance that the abuse will not continue
- Staff collaborate with a variety of organisations, such as Dyfed Powys Police Crime Commissioner, the Ministry of Justice, Welsh Government, and West Wales Domestic Abuse Services
- Trafficking in human beings. Prof Ryszard Piotrowicz is a member, and Vice President of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) and also a member of the Wales Anti-slavery Leadership group
- Food governance and Human rights; food security; public health and social justice. Dr Naomi Salmon is a member of Food Network Wales and the Aber Food Forum
- Mass atrocities and mass violence. Dr Olaoluwa Olusanya is a member of numerous Veterans organisations
- Democracy and Human rights
- Ms Ann Sherlock is on the Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group