HU200-5-AU-CO:
Human Rights Organisations: International and Regional Institutions

The details
2019/20
Human Rights Centre
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
04 October 2018

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

HU300, SC233

Key module for

BA V1L2 History with Human Rights,
BA V1L8 History with Human Rights (Including Foundation Year),
BA V1LF History with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA V1LG History with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA T7M8 Latin American studies with Human Rights (Including Foundation Year),
BA T7M9 Latin American Studies with Human Rights,
BA V5M8 Philosophy with Human Rights (Including Foundation Year),
BA V5M9 Philosophy with Human Rights,
BA V5MX Philosophy with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA V6M9 Philosophy with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA VLM8 Philosophy with Human Rights (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA L219 Politics with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA L2M9 Politics with Human Rights,
BA LFM9 Politics with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA L3J9 Sociology with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA L3M9 Sociology with Human Rights,
BA LMJ9 Sociology with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MM20 Law with Human Rights,
LLB MM21 Law with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MM22 Law with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA P570 Journalism with Human Rights,
BA P571 Journalism with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA P572 Journalism with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA LL37 Social Anthropology with Human Rights,
BA LL38 Social Anthropology with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA LL39 Social Anthropology with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA L914 Global Studies with Human Rights,
BA L916 Global Studies with Human Rights (Including Foundation Year),
BA L917 Global Studies with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA L918 Global Studies with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

This course offers students the opportunity to learn techniques for systematic research in the field of Human Rights social science methodology. It also gives student the opportunity to probe deeper into specific issues of human rights. Human Rights specialists from a variety of backgrounds will examine how different disciplines approach human rights problems.

Module aims

To equip students with the skills to identify, locate and retrieve books, articles, official documents and other documents relevant to research on human rights
To introduce students to key research methods, relevant for investigating human rights, in law, the social sciences and the humanities
To examine selected human rights issues in greater depth, with an awareness of the contribution of different disciplines in producing knowledge about them.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The course is taught through a two hour seminar each week by a multi-disciplinary team drawn from social sciences and humanities.

Bibliography

  • Schutter, Olivier de. (2014) 'Chapter 8 Ensuring Compliance with International Human Rights Law', in International Human Rights Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., pp.780-786
  • Vasiliev, Sergey. (2019) 'Chapter 8', in An introduction to international criminal law and procedure, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press., pp.144-172
  • Clapham, Andrew. (2013) 'The Use of International Human Rights Law by Civil Society Organisations', in Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law, London: Taylor & Francis Ltd., pp.153-168
  • Cryer, Rob. (2018) 'International Criminal Law', in International Human Rights Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press., pp.521-538
  • Greer, Steven. (2018) 'Chapter 22 Europe', in International Human Rights Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press., pp.441-464
  • Alter, Karen J.; Gathii, James T.; Helfer, Laurence R. (2016-05) 'Backlash against International Courts in West, East and Southern Africa: Causes and Consequences: Table 1:', in European Journal of International Law. vol. 27 (2) , pp.293-328
  • Mertus, Julie. (2009) The United Nations and human rights: a guide for a new era, Abingdon: Routledge. vol. 33
  • Byrnes, Andrew; Renshaw, Cathrine. (2018) 'Chapter 24 Within the State', in International Human Rights Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press., pp.482-502
  • Connors, Jane. (2017) 'United Nations (chapter 19)', in International Human Rights Law., pp.369-410
  • Bernaz, Nadia. (2013) 'Continuing evolution of the United Nations treaty body system', in Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law, London: Taylor & Francis Ltd., pp.707-724
  • Vasiliev, Sergey. (2019) 'Chapter 1', in An introduction to international criminal law and procedure, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press., pp.3-27
  • Buergenthal, Thomas. (no date) A Brief History of International Human Rights Law: UN Audio-visual Library of International Law Lecture Series.
  • Cali, Basak. (2018) 'Chapter 20 Regional Protection', in International Human Rights Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press., pp.411-424
  • Rodley, Nigel. (2013) 'The role and impact of treaty bodies', in Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press., pp.621-648

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Formative Essay Question 18/11/2019
Coursework Summative assessment 100%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Gus Waschefort, Dr Patricia Palacios-Zuloaga, Dr Clotilde Pegorier, Dr Harry Nikolaidis, Dr Ahmed Shaheed
Law General Office, 01206 872529, lawugadmin@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Thomas Pegram
University College London
Associate Professor
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Human Rights Centre

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