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Human Rights are fundamental human rights that are inherent in every individual on the basis of humanity. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. This breadth unit takes an inter-disciplinary perspective to the development, application and cultural relativity of human rights and how they are placed alongside our notions of global justice. It combines the perspectives of History, Law and International Relations. Through the unit content, students will begin by exploring the evolution of human rights. The unit goes on to demonstrate how the concept of "human rights" has changed over time, to whom rights have been or are being extended, who or what guarantees protection of the said rights, and how violators of rights have come to be punished in the international system. The unit is global in both its geographical scope and its cultural awareness.

Summary 2021

Unit name Human Rights and Global Justice
Unit code HSS207
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline History and Classics|Law|Politics and International Relations
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

Analyse and compare the impact of inter-disciplinary perspectives to the development, application and cultural relativity of human rights.




100 credit points of University-level study


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