5MR102 Human Rights and Foundations of International Law, 7.5 Credits
Human Rights and Foundations of International Law, 7.5 Credits
Human Rights
Autumn 2019/2020 Aug - Nov (w35-w44). Internet based distance education 50 %. Language English.
To apply contact the student guide, admission code: MR102
Entry requirements
General requirements for university studies
Education Level
First cycle
This course is an introduction to international law and human rights. The course addresses declarations and conventions in the international legal human rights system, as well as the interpretation and implementation. Emphasis is placed on the development of human rights on national, regional and global levels.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
• show basic knowledge of international law and human rights
• understand and be able to analyze important declarations and conventions on human rights
• understand how evaluation and monitoring of the human rights system is structured
• demonstrate basic knowledge on the different regional systems of human rights.
Dixon, Martin, 2013. Textbook on International Law (7th ed. or later). Oxford university press (432 pages)

Smith, Rhona, K. M., 2013. Textbook on International Human Rights, (latest edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press (448 s).

Working material, ca 200 s.
Ulf Johansson Dahre
Exam Types
Papers, Take-home examination.
Grading Types
A = Excellent, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Sufficient, FX = Insufficient, F = Insufficient
Additional Directives
If a student due to disability has a decision from the EHS on special pedagogical support, the examiner shall, if necessary, adapt the examination and conduct the examination in an alternative way.
This course is only open for students in bachelor's programs in Eastern Christian Studies.
Confirmed by the Human Rights Faculty Board at University College Stockholm 2014-11-24