Principles of international human rights law 801

Module code DRL 801
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

The module focuses on core concepts and approaches informing international human rights law. The topics covered include:

  1. Rationale for international human rights law
  2. Sources of international human rights law
  3. Human rights norms and institutions at global (UN), regional (AU), and sub-regional levels
  4. Relationship between international human rights law, general international law and international criminal law
  5. Relationship between international and national human rights law; domestic implementation and subsidiarity
Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites
Contact time 15 contact hours
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Centre for Human Rights
Period of presentation Semester 1

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