University of Sussex Business School

Human Rights (L2124AD)

Human Rights

Module L2124AD

Module details for 2022/23.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module introduces you to key, interdisciplinary approaches to the philosophical and historical evolution, and contemporary forms and uses, of human rights – beyond a legal positivist approach. The module deliberately sets a slow pace to allow for in-depth engagement with key texts in the study of human rights. Using monographs, podcasts and videos/film, the module’s focus is on the multi-faceted and contingent ways in which human rights are socially enacted (defined, claimed, interpreted, challenged, implemented and monitored), as well as the possibilities and limitations of human rights to realise their utopian potential.

Full Module Description

This module introduces you to key, interdisciplinary approaches to the philosophical and historical evolution, and contemporary forms and uses, of human rights – beyond a legal positivist approach. The module deliberately sets a slow pace to allow for in-depth engagement with key texts in the study of human rights. Using monographs, podcasts and videos/film, the module’s focus is on the multi-faceted and contingent ways in which human rights are socially enacted (defined, claimed, interpreted, challenged, implemented and monitored), as well as the possibilities and limitations of human rights to realise their utopian potential.

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