Postgraduate Module Descriptor
LAWM063: Human Dignity and Human Rights in the EU
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
The syllabus below indicates the key themes and issues discussed in this module. It will vary slightly every year to reflect the latest developments in positive law and scholarly discussion on dignity and human rights in the EU.
- Human rights in the EU: Antagonism or synergy?
- Locating human dignity and human rights
- Human dignity as a foundation of human rights in the EU
- Protecting human rights and human dignity
- Interpreting human rights and human dignity
- Taking a critical view of dignity as a foundation
- Human rights and dignity without Europe
- The EU without human rights and dignity
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||33||Two weekly 1h 30 min interactive workshops,. The first workshops will be led by the lecturer and students are expected to become gradually more involved in defining the workshops focus and in leading them.|
|Guided independent study||50||5 hours per week over 10 weeks for workshop preparation|
|Guided independent study||67||67 hours for reflection, research, and writing the formative essay outline and summative essay|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ECJ case law: http://curia.europa.eu
ECHR case law: http://www.echr.coe.int/
Venice Commission: http://www.venice.coe.int/
Other Learning Resources
Cambridge Law Journal
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
Columbia Journal of European Law
International Journal of Constitutional Law
European Constitutional Law Review
German Law Journal