14 July 2017
International Human Rights Law
This module will provide you with an introductory overview of the theories underlying, and the modern history of, the international human rights movement before exploring a few key contemporary issues in greater depth. It will include a broad spectrum of case studies including equality, freedom of speech and assembly, terrorism and human rights and finally the challenge posed by armed non-state actors. As part of this module, students will visit key London institutions related to the course including the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Courts of Justice and will attend screenings of documentaries addressing the topic of the case studies.
This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.
Learning outcomes and objectives
By the end of the module, you should have:
• gained an understanding of the main theories that underpin the modern international human rights movement.
• learnt about the important historical events leading to the development of the main international human rights instruments
• broadened your knowledge of the challenges that the international human rights movement face and how they are being addressed.
• analysed the contemporary debates surrounding the four case studies and present researched, informed and defensible opinions.
• understood the relevance of specific institutions and sites around London to the continuing development of international human rights.
Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.
GBP 1500: Tuition Fee