LAWSG068B Comparative Human Rights Law B
|LAWSG068B:COMPARATIVE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW B|
|Credit value:||15 credits (7.5 ECTS, 150 learning hours)|
|Other Teachers:||Jeff King;
|Teaching Delivery:||10 x 2-hour weekly seminars, Term Two|
|Who may enrol:||Any UCL Master’s student|
|Must not be taken with:||LAWSG068 Comparative Human Rights;
LAWSG068A Comparative Human Rights A
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in Comparative Law;
LLM in Human Rights Law;
LLM in Public Law
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay|
|Final Assessment:||One 2-hour unseen written examination (100%)|
The course will give the students a comparative overview of the systems of legal protection of human rights that exist some of the leading jurisdictions in the world, including the USA, UK, Germany, India, South Africa, Brazil, France and others, and the influence on these jurisdictions of international human rights instruments. Students will be introduced to the main issues relating to the protection of human rights, including the role of the courts, the constitutional status of human rights provisions, and the protection afforded to first, second and third generation rights. The course will enable students to apply the comparative method to the study of human rights law in a range of different jurisdictions, and to draw out core principles and lessons of general application from the material. This is not an international human rights course, although reference will be made to the ECHR and UN mechanisms as appropriate.
Part I: Introduction
Part II: The Substantive Protection of Rights
This section will examine from a comparative perspective the protection of some of the following substantive rights in national jurisdictions:
Part III: Emerging Trends
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, available at the beginning of term once students have enrolled.
Students should regularly browse journals such as the International Journal of Constitutional Law and the European Human Rights Law Review.