Courses Catalogue

International Human Rights Law

COURSE CODE: LLW 7107
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: International Relations and Diplomatic Studies, Master
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course introduces students to the development of international and regional human rights law as well as the theories underpinning the human rights discourse. It engages students in an analysis of the challenges facing the international legal system in securing respect for and effective implementation of normative human rights standards.

COURSE OBJECTIVE(S)
The objective of the course is to equip students with the knowledge:

  • To discuss the development of international and regional human rights norms
  • To outline the key international and regional human rights norms and institutions
  • To critically analyze contemporary human rights issues, paying attention to international and regional human rights law
  • To contextualize and critically examine the enforcement of international human rights norms.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the development of international and regional human rights norms
  • Outline the key international and regional human rights norms and institutions
  • Critically analyze contemporary human rights issues, paying attention to international and regional human rights law
  • Contextualize and critically examine the enforcement of international human rights norms.