Law and sustainable development 801

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

This module is an introduction to the Law and Sustainable Development discipline. Using a “systems” approach, the module exposes students to the complexities of development given globalisation, the separation of powers, and international public interest / human rights law. Three core subsystems (politics, economics and law) are considered, to make the case for a multidisciplinary but integrated development model. In this model, the law, judiciary and legal practitioners play a primary role to galvanise and shape development policy and a secondary role to redress infractions and omissions. Students will consider development in a post-WWII context and the paradigms that have shaped the thinking, policies, programmes and practices adopted by nation states to advance the aspirations and legal obligations set out in international, regional and national human rights instruments. The module content includes:

  1. Development in a Post-World War II context
  2. Institutional economics
  3. Foreign investment and Law and Sustainable Development
  4. Practical considerations in Law and Sustainable Development
Module credits 30.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Centre for Human Rights
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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