LLM International Human Rights Law

Teaching and assessment (2019-20): Semester 1, 1 x 6,000 word essay

Module description:

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the protection of human rights in international law. The module will focus in particular on various conceptual, normative and practical challenges facing international human rights law. The various ideological, legal and structural difficulties identified will be explored through the examination of particular human rights problems facing the contemporary world.

Outline of seminar topics:

  • A Critical Introduction to the Idea of Human Rights and International Human Rights Law
  • Human Rights in the International Legal System
  • Civil and Political Rights
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Spotlight: Right to Life
  • Spotlight: Prohibition of Torture
  • Spotlight: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion
  • Human Rights and Gender
  • Transnational Corporations and Human Rights
  • The Future of International Human Rights Law

NB Individual topics may vary depending upon issues of current interest.