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Topics in international human rights law

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

This module aims to develop a more advanced legal understanding around a broad range of crucially important aspects of human rights principles and practice.

Topics covered

Section A - Securing Social Justice through Human Rights Law

  • explores how international law engages with key questions of social justice that go to the very heart of the discipline
  • the principle of equality to economic, social and cultural rights
  • the human rights of women
  • business and human rights

Section B – Securing Human Rights during Armed Conflict

  • How law seeks to protect human dignity during armed conflict and other public emergencies
  • An introduction to International Humanitarian Law international law on refugees and internally displaced persons.


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