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The LLM and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights Law is a unique programme which offers law graduates, graduates in related disciplines and those with relevant professional qualifications the opportunity to study the new human rights culture. Human Rights protection is now a global concern. International, regional and domestic human rights instruments are increasingly influential and controversial. These trends will intensify in future years: international human rights law is expanding, the impact of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is growing, and the Human Rights Act 1998 affects every aspect of UK law. The LLM and PgDip is therefore intended to provide invaluable training and insights for those who have either a professional or academic interest in this evolving human rights culture. The programme may be completed over two years, taking one module per semester, or over one year taking two modules per semester. In each semester, for full-time study there will usually be two seminars per week and for part-time study one seminar per week. The academic year operates on a two semester basis: October to January, and January to June. Assessment - teaching methods will vary dependant upon class sizes and the learning outcomes of the particular classes. Assessment may take the form of coursework and examinations. Students who wish to acquire the LLM in Human Rights Law qualification study four modules and write a dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with their supervisor. Completion of four modules will result in the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights Law, and completion of two modules will result in a Postgraduate Certificate. In order to obtain an LLM in Human Rights Law, two of the following core modules (normally offered in the evening only) must be completed. After selecting two core modules, LLM students may study any two additional modules from the complete list of core and optional modules. Optional modules are normally offered in the daytime only. Core Modules: European Human Rights ? examining in depth the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and evaluating the substantive guarantees of the ECHR in areas such as fair trial, privacy and freedom of expression. International Human Rights Law - this module examines civil and political rights, and economic, social and cultural rights, and assesses the range of international monitoring and supervision regimes including the major international treaties and bodies, protection of children, women and minorities, and the role of NGOs. Human Rights Protection in the UK - examines the ongoing transformation in legal culture, the expansion in judicial power and the value of human rights litigation in achieving social change since Human Rights Act 1998. Human Rights in Comparative Perspective ? this module examines comparative perspectives on topical issues such as freedom of expression law and environmental law. Optional Modules: European Discrimination Law - this module examines the development of the equality jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice and the expanding rights of European citizenship in employment and other areas of social policy. Institutions and Policy Making in Europe - examines the institutional framework in light of the competing theoretical approaches to European integration and governance, its aim to develop a critical understanding of how European law and policy is made in light of the new European constitutional order. International Criminal Law - examines the enforcement mechanisms provided by international law and the prosecution of those accused. Effective prosecution of international criminal offences is assessed in light of the role of the International Criminal Tribunals of the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the International Criminal Court. International Environmental Law ? with rapid development in this area, the module will explore some of the fundamental concepts, institutions and issues

The LLM and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights Law is a unique programme which offers law graduates, graduates in related disciplines and those with relevant professional qualifications the opportunity to study the new human rights culture. Human Rights protection is now a global concern. International, regional and domestic human rights instruments are increasingly influential and...

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