Human Rights in a Global Perspective (HRGP-P)

Course description


Welcome

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


Identify legal problems within various areas of human rights law


Teaching: The lectures will give an overview of human rights law as well as some of the key legal problems in the area
Examination: students will need to identify legal problems in human rights law when they do the essay, case study, mock legal clinic and written exam


Identify extra-legal factors that have contributed to the formation of legal human rights norms


Teaching: The lectures will seek to illustrate the complex interplay between law and extra-legal factors in international human rightsprotection.
Examination: students are instructed to consider and discuss extralegalfactors as part of the assignments, which will test the student’sability to connect knowledge of the substance and procedure of international law with critical thinking.


Apply legal human rights norms.


Teaching: The lectures will provide an overview of how substantive norms are applied in different contexts.
Examination: students will apply legal human rights norms in the three assignments and the written end exam.


Critically reflect on and analyze the role of human rights in context


Teaching: Throughout the course, the lectures involve critical reflection on human rights.
Examination: students need to critically reflect on the role of human rights as part of the written exam (problem-oriented questions).


Conduct a human rights inquiry


Examination: students will conduct a human rights inquiry as part of the mock legal clinic.



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%
Level:
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English
Syllabus

Contact:


Course contact:
HRGP@juridicum.su.se
Course coordinator:
Sara Freeman
Course manager:
Jarna Petman

Teachers: