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Human Rights in a Global Perspective

The course Human Rights in a Global Perspective covers important concepts, norms and norm compliance structures in the field of human rights

Hand of prisoner holding rustic metal fence
Photo: Karanik Yimpat

Human Rights in a Global Perspective is given as an elective course within the framework of the law program at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Exchange students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.

Read more about exchange programmes at the Department of Law 

Several basic concepts are presented in the course, such as substantive rights or the various existing mechanisms for the protection human rights. Human rights are also be discussed from philosophical, historical, critical and practical perspectives. The course pays particular attention to the problem of establishing existing sources of law regarding human rights. 

  • Course structure

    The learning objectives, activities, and examination criteria for the course are outlined in the syllabus. Therefore, the syllabus serves as the foundational document dictating the course's content and structure. To access the current syllabus, please navigate to the right-hand column and locate the section titled "Syllabus - Legal document." Alternatively, if you are using a mobile device, you can find it towards the end of this page.

    In addition to the syllabus, the course director has compiled a course description. The primary aim of this description is to provide a comprehensive overview of the syllabus's structure and components.

    Course guide (125 Kb)

    Please be advised that in the event of any inconsistencies between the information provided in the course description or on this course page regarding the course structure, and the content outlined in the current syllabus, the syllabus always supersedes.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given primarily in the form of lectures and seminars.


    The course is examined on the basis of the writing of case study, the written investigation and oral presentation of a real or fictitious legal problem, the writing of a essay and through a written exam.


    Mark Klamberg
    Mohamed Sideek Seyad  

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course reports

  • More information

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    The Department

    Read more about education at the Department of Law at Stockholm University on our homepage.

    Education - Department of Law 


  • Contact

    Course contact:  

    Course coordinator:
    Sara Freeman

    Course manager: 
    Mark Klamberg
    Mohamed Sideek Seyad