LLM Political Participation, Human Rights and Marginalised Groups

Teaching and assessment (2018-19): Semester 2, 1 x 6,000 word essay 

Module description:

This module will explore the extent to which all segments of a society are free to participate and influence political outcomes without suffering discrimination based on their status.

Marginalised groups often experience persistent inequality and adversity due to stereotypes, social stigma and discrimination. The aim of the module is to understand how participation rights of marginalised groups can give them a voice in the political process and achieve a greater level of equality.

Students will learn about participation rights of refugees, internally displaced persons, persons with disabilities, LGBT, elderly, and racial, religious and ethnic minorities. The module will focus on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and European Court of Justice.