- Construct a project of 3,000 words entitled ‘Resolving Human Rights Disputes’.
The purpose of the project is to provide the reader with information which tells them how human rights issues are dealt with by national and international (including European) law. Specifically you are providing the reader with examples of how human rights disputes raise various conflicting, issues, and how they have been dealt with by the courts and Parliament.
In this project you must include an introductory section, of between 300 and 500 words, entitled ‘What are human rights and how are human rights’ disputes resolved?’ You must then include between four and six headings covering topics from the list below:
- The Right to life
- Freedom from torture
- Freedom from slavery and servitude and forced labour
- Private and family life
- Religion and human rights
- Terrorism and human rights
- Liberty of the person
- Right to a fair trial
- Prisoners’ rights
- Discrimination and human rights
- Freedom of Speech
- Freedom of association and Assembly
Each of the 4-6 entries must address how disputes in that area have been resolved and must consist of a brief description and analysis of any aspect of the areas listed above, and should include case and statutory examples and at least one recent case or development (since January 2014).
- Human rights and the media (newspapers or broadcasters)
Further and more specific instructions on ALL titles will be given in class; you will be notified of these classes so please ensure you attend them. You will also be allowed to contact the module leader to ask specific questions.
All work submitted after the submission deadline without an approved valid reason (see below) will be given a mark of zero. This is not the same as a non-submission, as a late submission counts as an attempt and a mark of zero may allow you to re-sit the coursework. You should note that short deferrals (extensions) of up to three calendar weeks can only be given for genuine "force majeure" and medical reasons, not for bad planning of your time. Please note that theft, loss, or failure to keep a back-up file, are not valid reasons. The short deferral must be applied for on or before the submission date. You can apply for a short deferral by submitting an Examination/Coursework Deferral Application Form. Application Forms along with the supporting evidence should go to the relevant Student Support Office (GE Ground Floor), for undergraduates. For a longer delay in submission a student may apply for a (long) deferral. See your programme manager for details. Students MUST keep copies (electronic or photocopies) of their assignment and must use turnitin.
Word Length Maximum/ Minimum/Range 3000 words (3300 with 10% leeway)
Any penalties for not complying with word limits will be in accordance with University and School policy.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
In addition to the instructions above, all students should note and employ, where relevant, the general learning outcomes for this module:
1. Demonstrate, via the research of various academic sources, the ability to critically review and evaluate relevant theories and concepts surrounding the arguments for the protection and restriction of human rights and civil liberties;
2. Critically review the machinery, both nationally and internationally, employed in the protection of human rights and civil liberties and the impact and efficacy of such machinery, including that employed in the United Kingdom;
3. Critically evaluate the importance of such rights in democratic states and how such rights can impact on other rights and interests;
4. Critically evaluate, via the specialist research of various primary and secondary resources, how the conflict between the enjoyment of rights and other interests are resolved by international and domestic law;
5. Demonstrate the ability to critically review and evaluate, via the specialist research of various primary and secondary resources a specific area of human rights law and utilize that ability to apply the principles and law of human rights to real and hypothetical scenarios;
6. Critically review and consolidate a body of knowledge and to critically evaluate proposals for reform (where applicable).