Module Information

Module Identifier
LAM1620
Module Title
International Human Rights Law
Academic Year
2021/2022
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION  20%
Semester Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 6,000 WORDS  80%
Supplementary Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION TO BE DELIVERED, IF FAILED  20%
Supplementary Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 6,000 WORDS TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED  80%

Learning Outcomes

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.

Brief description

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.

Content

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.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7