LA3029 International protection of human rights
Human Rights and International law
The nature of international law/ the relationship between international law, human rights and domestic law/ the status of the Universal Declaration/ the sovereign state and international law/ the individual international law.
Philosophies of Human Rights
The nature of human rights/universalism, cultural relativism and other theories/ rights in Islam/ the Bangkok Declaration/ rights and social transformation/ rights and identity.
Human Rights and the International Legal and Economic Order
Human Rights and the United nations/ The transformation of human rights in the post war period/ Human rights and the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO/ the New International Economic Order and the right to development/ International civil society.
The UN system for the Protection and Enforcement of Human Rights
The UN Charter and the Institutions of the UN/ The Universal Declaration/ Enforcement mechanisms in the UN system/ The Treaty bodies/ The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights/ The two Optional Protocols/ The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights/ The Reporting system relating to the Covenants.
The Human Rights of Women
The nature of women's rights/ The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women/ The Optional Protocol/ The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women/ The Special Rapporteur on violence against Women.
The Human Rights of Children
The Convention on the Rights of the Child/ Child labour/ Child soldiers/ Children, healthcare and HIV/ Children in the criminal justice system.
Race and Rights
Colonialism/ Apartheid and Racial Segregation/ The International Covenant on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination/ South Africa: from Apartheid to Democracy.
The Rights of the Refugee
The nature of refugee rights/ the recent history of the refugee/ the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol/ Women and Girls as Refugees/ The Convention and National Law/ The Crisis in the Sudan: oil, power and refugees.
Torture, Terrorism and the Rule of Law
The Convention against Torture/ Domestic law and torture/ Torture and the 'War against Terror'/ The English courts and torture.
Human rights and its relationship to humanitarian law, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Military Intervention and Human Rights
International law and military intervention/ The United Nations and the use of force/ Failed states and the war against terrorism: from Kosovo to Iraq.
The European System for the Protection of Human Rights
The European Convention/ The European Union and Human Rights/ Freedom of Speech and Religion in Europe.
The Inter-American System
The American Convention on Human Rights/ the Jurisprudence of the Inter American Court/ Country Reports and the Human Rights Commission.
The African System
The Organisation of African Unity/ The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights/ The Protocol on the Rights of Women/The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child/ The protection of Refugees Rights.
Students are permitted to bring into the examination room: one copy of Blackstone's International Human Rights Documents (OUP).