Courses Catalogue

Human Rights

COURSE CODE: LD2203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Law
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Law
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

This course equips students with knowledge on the conceptual and philosophical aspects that define the human rights discourse in pre-colonial and post-colonial Uganda. It also introduces students to legal provisions related to human rights and institutions that promote and protect human rights in Uganda.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course students should be able to:

·         Analyze the notion of human rights in traditional and pre-colonial societies in Uganda

·         Discuss the colonial and post-colonial conceptualization of human rights in Uganda.

·         Outline the legal and institutional framework protecting human rights in Uganda.