School of Global Studies

Human Rights in International Relations (825M9)

Human Rights in International Relations

Module 825M9

Module details for 2009 cohort.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

This course will examine the process of internationalisation of human rights and the main factors that underpin that process, e.g. the nature of the international order, the relationship between human rights and sovereignty of states, the problematic of intervention and redistribution, etc. The use of human rights as instruments of foreign policy will be contrasted with the involvement of international non-governmental organisations. Both the global and the regional legal frameworks will be examined. Questions of cultural hegemony will be contrasted with those that claim legitimate cultural autonomy.

Short Term Paper (5000 words)Summer Term Week 1 Mon 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

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Mr Zdenek Kavan

Assess convenor, Convenor

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