International development

Human Rights

Module code: L2124ALA
Level 6
30 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Not yet finalised
Assessment modes: Not yet finalised

This module introduces you to key interdisciplinary approaches to the philosophical and historical evolution of human rights, as well as contemporary forms and uses, beyond a legal positivist approach.

You’ll have the opportunity for in-depth engagement with key texts in the study of human rights. Using monographs, podcasts and videos/film, you’ll focus on the multi-faceted and contingent ways in which human rights are socially enacted, including:

  • defined
  • claimed
  • interpreted
  • challenged
  • implemented
  • monitored.

You’ll also explore the possibilities and limitations of human rights to realise their utopian potential.