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QLLM479 International Human Rights Law 2 (Sem 2)

Module description

Building on International Human Rights Law I, this course explores key themes, topics and debates in contemporary international human rights law and practice.  In contrast with International Human Rights Law II, this course takes a more concrete outlook and considers the potential and limits of international human rights as tools for responding to global contemporary problems and for achieving progressive emancipatory change. The module will explore such issues across different rights, including individual rights (e.g. freedom from torture), group rights (e.g. women's rights) or third and fourth generation rights (e.g. right to environmental protection), different areas (e.g. counter-terrorism) and different times (e.g. emergencies). The module will also explore the extent to which international human rights law and institutions could be reformed or improved to make them more responsive to contemporary needs and enable them to transcend entrenched systems and conditions of oppression or inequality.


Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • LLM in Legal Theory
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

7,500 word course essay


22.5 credits

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