The aim of this formation is to provide an introduction to the protection of human rights in international law. It will focus on the challenges facing the international legal system in securing respect for human rights standards. The programme will explore why securing effective protection of human rights through the international legal system is so difficult. The various international mechanisms for the protection of human rights will be considered, with a particular emphasis on the political, social, cultural and economic constraints operating upon those systems.
You will analyse and critically evaluate features of international human rights law, including fundamental concepts, values, principles and rules, and the main institutions and procedures. You will also learn to evaluate complex legal issues, communicate complex and abstract ideas.