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International Human Rights in Law & Practice

Through this module you will be challenged to appreciate international human rights law's philosophy, rules and structure, as well as human rights practice from the perspective of the UN rights infrastructure, regional bodies, and from the perspective of international NGOs, as well as the domestic scene of human rights practitioners and the constituencies of victims.

You will learn from academics as well as rights practitioners what the challenges are for those seeking to fulfil the 'promise of human rights' in today's world. They will examine the legal human rights infrastructure including international instruments and institutions. The will also analyse the agendas and strategies of states, international bodies, NGOs, human rights lawyers and victims including new rights-oriented social movements.