International Human Rights: Law, Theory & Practice module (LW52022)

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Human rights treaties and other human rights standards describe fundamental rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled and the corresponding duties and responsibilities of states and other actors.

This module aims to critically examine the law, theory, institutions and procedures relating to the promotion and protection human rights at international and regional levels and issues affecting their implementation and effectiveness in practice.

In this Module we consider:

  • The historical origins and context, as well as the objectives of international and regional systems of human rights protection
  • Their legal basis, institutions and procedures
  • Civil, political, economic and social rights
  • Issues of implementation, effectiveness and compliance
  • Key issues such as justiciability, conflicts of rights, and the application of human rights to non-state actors.

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