Postgraduate Course: Human Rights Law in Europe (LAWS11326)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will look at the protection of human rights in Europe through a primary focus of the law of the European Convention on Human Rights. The course will also look at some other human rights instruments of the Council of Europe as well as human rights protection in the EU system.
The programme will include an introduction to European human rights law, a thorough grounding in the primary institutions and main instruments dealing with the protection of Human rights in Europe, with a specific emphasis on the European Convention of Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. There will also be some consideration of themes raised by the convention and the Court, other human rights instruments of the council of Europe as well as human rights protection in the European Union.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 x 5, 000 word essay.
||A feedback opportunity will be available prior to the summative assessment which will take the form of working through a sample essay question with the course organiser
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Knowledge and understanding of the main institutions and instruments of human rights protection in Europe.
- Critical analysis, presentation of reasoned argument both orally and in written work.
- The development of critical analytical skills through examination of materials in European human rights law.
- Both oral and written communication
|There is no preliminary reading for this course|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Skills and abilities in Personal and Intellectual Autonomy:
* Develop original and creative responses to problems and issues.
* Deal with complex issues and make informed judgments in situations in the absence of complete or consistent data/information.
* Identify the need for and engage with interdisciplinary cooperation to create and implement effective public policies.
Skills and abilities in Communication:
* Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues, and specialists.
* Participate to a brainstorming and contribute to a collective reflections on issue solving
* Understand a broad variety of sources.
Skills and abilities in Personal Effectiveness:
* Develop their ability to work independently under fixed deadlines.
* Develop their ability to lead and participate in team work.
* Develop their assertiveness with peers and supervising staff.
* Participate effectively in seminars and discussions.
* Develop their ability to present the outcome of independent research in a clear written and oral form.
|Keywords||Human Rights Law,ECHR law,EU law,European Law
|Course organiser||Dr Cormac Mac Amhlaigh
|Course secretary||Miss Maree Hardie
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588