Socioeconomic rights: economic violence, social justice and human rights law (956M3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module focuses on debates and case studies in socioeconomic rights practice. The module will cover case studies of contemporary dilemmas in economic, social and cultural rights, including examining the convergence of development and human rights. Questions around whether a distinction can meaningfully be made between civil and political rights and socioeconomic rights are engaged with as well as whether socioeconomic rights are justiciable and debates over rights-based approaches to development.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 10 hours of contact time and about 140 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.