Human Rights in a Global Perspective
15 credits cr.
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The course Human Rights in a Global Perspective covers important concepts, norms and norm compliance structures in the field of human rights
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.
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.
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Course guide (725 Kb)
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.
ScheduleThe 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.
Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
- International Human Rights Law, edited by Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah, Sandesh Sivakumaran and David Harris, Oxford University Press, 3rd Edition, 2018, 643 pp.
- Blackstone's International Human Rights Documents, edited by Alison Bisset, 11th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2018, 512 pp.
- Additional texts for the course will be made available through the course website (these will be referred to as “Selected Documents”, abbreviation “SD”).
- The course website will also offer the slides and a synopsis for each lecture
During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.
Previous course website
For those who read this course during a previous semester and then used FastReg as learning platform, you can reach the old website through the link below.
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