Applying human rights principles to realise sexual and reproductive health rights claims 803

Module code HRA 803
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

The focus of this module is on the application of human rights principles to reproductive and sexual health with a view to realising claims on these rights at domestic, regional and global levels.
Topics include:
(a) Applying human rights to sexual and reproductive health, including the rights
to equality, life, human dignity, freedom from inhuman and degrading
treatment, health, information, education, reproductive self-determination,
maternity protection in employment, liberty and security of the person, and
(b) Developing a sexual and reproductive rights claim through identifying the
reproductive health wrong, its causes and the wrongdoer; documenting the
alleged wrongs; determining which laws are implicated, identifying human
rights standards for determining breach of a reproductive right.
(c) Advancing a sexual and reproductive rights claim at the domestic level with
reference to realising reproductive rights through regulatory and disciplinary
procedures, courts of law, alternative dispute resolution, domestic human
rights institutions, and ombudspersons.
(d) Advancing a sexual and reproductive rights claim at the regional and sub-
regional levels with reference to realising reproductive rights through African
regional and sub-regional institutions.
(e) Advancing a sexual and reproductive rights claim at the global level with
particular reference to realising reproductive rights through United Nations
treaty monitoring bodies.
(f) Drawing lessons from comparable regional human rights systems with
particular reference to the European and Inter-American regional human
rights systems.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 30 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Centre for Human Rights
Period of presentation Semester 1

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