International Human Rights Law

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Human Rights Law

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Human Rights, International Affairs, International Politics, Pre-Law

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to examine the history, development, structure and efficacy of the international human rights law framework. In this module students will investigate the legal framework of the United Nations and of regional systems with regard to the promotion and protection of human rights. Students will examine human rights legal provisions and violations thereof as well as the remedies which are available. This module provides a platform of knowledge whereby students can understand and critique international human rights legislation and norms. Students are expected to attend weekly lectures. They are also expected to research and read relevant articles and contribute to class discussion. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the international human rights law system and regional human rights law systems
    2. Examine regional and international legal mechanisms and procedures of human rights law enforcement
    3. Compare and contrast international human rights, including the right to liberty, the right to health and freedom from torture.
    4. Critically analyse specific areas of international human rights law with reference to relevant legal instruments and academic commentary
    5. Construct an international human rights law model instrument and justify choice of provisions

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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