As an introductory course on contemporary challenges in international human rights law, the course is designed to offer basic insights on various topics. Students are encouraged to do further reading so as to deepen and expand their appreciation of the complexity that characterises the various topics.
ECTS Credits: 6
Professor: Stanslaus Muyebe
Presentation fo course
The course is on the challenges and emerging issues that are of interest to both practitioners and academics in international human rights law. Appreciation of such challenges enables a critical perspective of the nature and development of international human rights law. Case studies, including case law and jurisprudence of treaty bodies, have been employed to assist the student to understand the core concepts behind international human rights law and its contemporary challenges.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION ONE: SCOPE OF APPLICATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
Chapter one: Scope of state obligations and justiciability of economic, social and cultural rights
Chapter two - The extraterrorial obligations for states under human rights treaties
SECTION TWO: IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS
Chapter three: Universal mechanisms for protection of human rights – human rights council
Chapter four : Regional mechanism for protection of human rights – African court of human and people's rights