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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

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The course Advanced Course in Public International Law is given within the framework of the Master of Laws Programme in International Law at the Department of Law, Stockholm University.  

Read more about the Master of Laws Programme in International 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

    Follow the link below to read more about the course details.

    Syllabus - Human Rights in a Global Perspective

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given primarily in the form of lectures. Problem-oriented seminars are also held. The course is divided into six parts. 


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


    Jarna Petman  

  • 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.
  • More information

    Learning platform

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

    The Departement

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

    Education - Department of Law 


  • Contact

    LL.M. Public International Law 

    Course coordinator: 
    Sara Freeman

    Teaching assistant:
    Nils Fritzson

    Course manager: 
    Jarna Petman