Skip to main content

Securing human rights

Module information>

Academic Direction
School of Advanced Study
Also part of
MA Human Rights
Modes of Study

This module critically examines strategies employed by inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, civil society groups and governmental agencies to secure human rights.

Topics covered

Section A – Actors and Mechanisms

  • Overview of the role of various key players in implementing human rights

Section B - Skills and strategies

  • The practical abilities needed to run human rights projects
  • Lobbying, media, fundraising and campaigning
  • Using a human rights-based approach in project management
  • Research, monitoring and reporting.

Learning outcomes

This module exposes students to the practical work of various human rights actors, the contexts in which they operate, the techniques they use, and the challenges they face.


This module is assessed by two items of coursework (70% of the overall grade), and three E-tivities (30%).