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LAW8139 : International Human Rights and Development: Global Changes (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module aims:

•       To provide in-depth doctrinal understanding of some of the emerging challenges facing International Human Rights

•       To provide comprehensive understanding of international human rights protection in an increasingly precarious framework

•       To critically consider the often tense relationship between the individual, the state and international organisations in a contemporary context

•       To provide critical examination of international mechanisms of human rights protection with focus on the United Nations as well as international/regional courts such as the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the African Court of Human Rights

•       To enable critique on the tensions between Human Rights and development

•       To examine selected global challenges engaging rights and development

Outline Of Syllabus

•       The individual as a subject of international law and international human rights in the twenty-first century

•       Challenges to human rights protection

•       Evolving right development

•       International organisations empowered to protect human rights including the UN

•       Individual and group rights

•       Civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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