Legal Responses to Global Injustice

Module code: LW7090

Module co-ordinator: Dr Loveday Hodson

Module Outline

In this module, we will look at some of the methods of implementing international human rights law, ranging from the framework of the United Nation and the specialised agencies to regional systems and the domestic implementation of international human rights law. This module also covers the process of treaty negotiations of international law to enable students to understand the challenges faced in building consensus about agreed human rights norms. The aim of the module is to familiarise students with the mechanisms of enforcing that part of international law that deals with human rights.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This module requires the ability to read and analyse the text of relevant conventions and other instruments and the decisions of relevant courts, tribunals and organs. Students are encouraged to adopt an analytical and critical perspective. They should develop their abilities at problem solving, and develop their skills in communication both orally and in writing. Research skills are honed through the research paper which forms the assessment in this module.

Assessment Methods

Research paper not exceeding 5,000 words including footnotes.


Compulsory module for LLM in International Human Rights Law.