Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Module code: LW3270

Module co-ordinator: Peter Cumper

Module Outline

You will cover matters relating to the Human Rights Act, prisoners’ rights, hate speech, obscenity, pornography, contempt of court and public order powers are often in the news. This module examines the law behind the headlines.


  • 48 one-hour lectures
  • 8 one-hour tutorials


  • Exam, 3 hours (75%)
  • Essay, 4,000 words (25%)