This unit will familiarise students with the international human rights system and the institutions and mechanisms that enforce human rights law. This course takes a thematic approach, considering the sources and scope of international Human Rights Law, major issues and dilemmas in human rights enforcement and the emergence of new themes within the human rights movement. The unit begins by considering the legal foundation and scope of human rights and then outlines the international institutions and mechanisms that seek to enforce human rights norms and law. Finally, it examines contemporary issues and developments in Human Rights Law.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):