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Unit of Study LAWS2059 - International Human Rights Law (2021)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of the basic history, theory, and ethics that have underpinned the emergence of international human rights law and the functioning of UN human rights system

Explain and compare the human rights activities of the European Union and the Council of Europe, the African Human Rights Commission, and the Inter-American System for the protection of human rights, and recognise and apply selected substantive principles of law enforced by these bodies

Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between human rights and corporations

Analyse the significance and status of emerging issues in international human rights law

Demonstrate their skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.