Human Rights in a Global Perspective (HRGP-P)

Course description


Aim of the course
The goal of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain deeper insight in the area of international human rights law.

Structure of the course
The course is divided into six parts. The first part restates some basic concepts of international law and puts human rights in a philosophical and historical perspective. In the second part, on protection, we will learn about the various available mechanisms to monitor and enforce human rights law while the third part provides the substance of international human rights law, i.e., the rights as such. In the fourth part we will take a broader and a critical perspective, which includes looking at human rights from the perspective of some other areas of international law. In the fifth part, you are asked to take a practical approach and formulate advice to (fictitious) people seeking protection. The sixth part will be written examination with the hand in of the Mock Clinic Essay and the written exam.

The course is examined through the case study, the mock legal clinic, the essay and a written exam.

After the course, a student should be able to
• identify legal problems within various areas of human rights law;
• identify extra-legal factors that have contributed to the formation of legal human rights norms and
• apply legal human rights norms.

See the course guide for more information. You can find the course guide under course material and here . course guide

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Course title:
Human Rights in a Global Perspective
Semester: Autumn term 2019
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English


Course contact:
Course coordinator:
Sara Freeman
Course manager:
Jarna Petman