Not available in 2020/21
LL4AX Half Unit
Selected Topics in International Human Rights Law
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Margot Salomon NAB 6.16
This course is available on the LLM (extended part-time), LLM (full-time), MSc in Development Studies, MSc in Human Rights and University of Pennsylvania Law School LLM Visiting Students. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is part of the following LLM specialisms: Public International Law, Human Rights Law.
This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSE for You.
This course explores the contribution and limits of international human rights law through a range of contemporary topics. We consider international human rights law and such issues as water, property, sexuality, and indigenous rights to land and resources. We also investigate overarching topics of relevance incluing human rights as resistance, the fragmentation of international law, and current developments at international human rights institutions. Through the study of relevant concepts, norms, processes and debates, students are encouraged to develop an informed and critical assessment of the significance of international human rights law as a force for emancipatory change.
20 hours of seminars in the LT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.
There will be a reading week in week 6.
One 2,000 word essay.
Reading lists will be provided for each seminar on Moodle. Readings may include: O de Schutter, International Human Rights Law: Cases, Material and Commentary; P Mecklem, Human Rights in International Law: Three Generations or One? 3 London Review of International Law 1 (2015); C Clark,'Of What Use is a Deradicalized Human Right to Water?' 17 Human Rights Law Review 2 ( 2017); W Schabas, 'The Omission of the Right to Property in the International Covenants' 4 Hague Yearbook of International Law (1991); J Kozma, M Nowak and M Scheinin, A World Court of Human Rights - Consolidated Draft Statute and Commentary (Neuer Wissenschaflicher Verlag, 2010)
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the summer exam period.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: 22
Average class size 2019/20: 23
Controlled access 2019/20: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
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