Contemporary Perspectives on Human Rights

Module code: LW7255

Module co-ordinator: Dr Stefano Bertea

Module Aims

The aim of this module consists in introducing some key elements of the current debate on human rights as they have been incorporated in legal conventions and international treaties. Accordingly, by completing this module students will have gained in-depth understanding of the contemporary discussion on nature and foundation of human rights.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This module requires the ability to read and analyse theoretical writings on the subject of rights. Students are encouraged to adopt an analytical and critical perspective on those writings. They are also encouraged to develop their own independent point of view and support that view with reasoned argument. They should develop their skills both orally and in writing. Research skills are honed through the essay which constitutes the assessment of this module.

Assessment Methods

Research paper not exceeding 5,000 words including footnotes.