Contemporary human rights issues (e.g. religious dress, minority and indigenous rights and LGBT rights) and current challenges facing the human rights community are considered; focusing on the interpretation of rights in contemporary issues, the effectiveness of mechanisms and whether rights are universal. You will focus in particular on the core UN human rights treaties and the role of regional human rights courts such as the European Court of Human Rights.
You will consider key critiques such as feminism and cultural relativism, and with this theoretical knowledge you will demonstrate the ability to develop arguments, and critically understand and engage with contemporary challenges and debates within the field of human rights law. This module will interest those with a background in Law, International Relations, and Global and Development studies.
This Human Rights Law module from University of Sussex benefits from teaching and research expertise through the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research; a recognised centre of excellence in human rights research. The School of Law, Politics and Sociology is ranked 23rd in the UK for Law in the Guardian University League Table 2018.
- Evidence a coherent and detailed knowledge of major human rights institutions and frameworks.
- Critically understand the protection of rights within these institutions and frameworks and the implications of this for the universality of rights.
- Critically understand and engage with contemporary challenges and debates within the field of human rights law.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop arguments.
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- Our Undergraduate Summer School teaches over two sessions and you'll study one module per session. You can come for one or both sessions and choose from over 30 modules, designed, delivered and taught by Sussex faculty.
- A module is a credit-bearing unit of study. Each module carries 15 Sussex credits and lasts for three weeks (one session).
- Modules are taught at either Level 4 or 5 (first or second year University level) - most do not have specific academic pre-requisites, so you can choose to study something new if you wish.
- 19 days
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- You should be currently studying at university when applying for the Summer School, however you don’t need to have completed a full year of study.
- We require students to have a minimum of 3.0 GPA out of 4 or equivalent.
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EU/EEA1500 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
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