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International Human Rights Law
Last Updated Date:   9 July 2021

5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
The two fundamental goals of the module are to introduce students to topical issues surrounding international human rights law and to lay the foundation for their future advanced studies of, or work in, the field of human rights. The first section addresses normative bases, right-holders, and various types of human rights, corresponding territorial and extraterritorial obligations of states and non-state actors, and international and regional mechanisms of human rights protection. The second section explores the role of human rights in solving pressing global problems, including poverty and inequality, decolonization, social, global and environmental injustice, and other obstacles to sustainable development.

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Course Convenor: Dr Elena Pribytkova

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4457V / LL5457V / LL6457V / LLJ5457V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class participation - 20% & Research Paper - 80% [Due: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 (7pm)]

Preclusions: LL4457/LL5457/LL6457/LLJ5457 International Human Rights Law

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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