The Politics of Human Rights

Module code: PL7089

This module discusses the major approaches to classifying rights and human rights. It covers the main political and philosophical accounts of the origins of rights, and encourages you to engage critically with current political controversies surrounding the idea of human rights. It has a focus on the relationship between the state, politics and human rights, and introduces you to the advanced ways in which human rights are quantified and measured in today’s world.

Learning

  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 280 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Presentation (20%)
  • Essay, 5,000 words (80%)