Page 1 of 1

Module Code - Title:

LA6121 - Law of the European Convention of Human Rights

Year Last Offered:

2022/3

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

3

Lab

0

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

13

Credits

9

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the role and functioning of the principal element in the Council of EuropeƆs framework for human rights protection, through critically engaging with the underpinnings of the Convention and the vast body of Strasbourg case law.

Syllabus:

The module will explore the influence and progress of the most developed regional mechanism for human rights protection. Convention rights will be examined on an article by article basis providing for a critical assessment of the development of each right and its treatment by the European Court of Human Rights. At the end of the course, students will be familiar with the articles and case law of the European Convention on Human Rights, and the additional Protocols and will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the practice and procedure of the European Court on Human Rights.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: Identify the key articles and case law of the European Convention on Human Rights, and its additional protocols; Explain the practice and procedure of the European Court of Human Rights; Differentiate between positive and negative rights under the Convention; Appraise the impact of the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into domestic legal systems; Revise existing literature on the development of Strasbourg case law, and its influence on the legal development of Contracting States; Evaluate the contribution of the European Convention on Human Rights system to the protection and promotion of human rights at a regional level.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

N/A

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Other Relevant Texts:

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Autumn - 09/10

Module Leader:

Generic PRS