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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM671: International Human Rights Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Ben Hudson ()





Available via distance learning


The module focuses on the various ways in which international law has responded since 1945 to the challenges posed by such violations and to the calls for the universal protection of human rights. The module has been designed with future practitioners and academics in mind. It will introduce you to, and provide a critical analysis of, the legal regime for the promotion and protection of human rights at the international and regional levels. You will become equipped with an understanding of the various mechanisms operating at these levels to protect and address human abuses. In addition, we will explore the role of key actors who engage at this level, including States, NGOs, and national human rights institutions, and the role they play, particularly in respect to implementation.

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