International Human Rights Law

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Human Rights Law

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Human Rights, International Affairs, International Politics, International Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law, Social Policy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Module description
    International human rights laws have played an enormously influential role in protecting the activities of both individuals and groups against infringement by the state, but this protection has been challenged in recent times.
    You will cover the key issues of the debates surrounding International Human Rights Law, whilst linking this will relevant site visits and suitable supporting media. You?ll gain valuable insight into the most topical and controversial aspects of human rights law within the broader historical and theoretical contexts, as well as becoming familiar with the main instruments of international human rights law, and learn how to conduct basic legal research in the human rights field.
    By successfully completing this module, you will become confident in critically analysing whether these interferences or limitations can be justified.
    Teaching pattern
    Seminars & Tutorials
    London walks and visits to key institutions
    Private Study
    Module assessment
    One essay of 2500 words (80%)
    Presentation of 10 minutes (15%)

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