School of Law

QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (Sem 2)

Module Description:

The module will focus on the interrelationship between counter-terrorism and human rights by examining in particular the legal implications of the political linkages between immigration and security. The module will examine the impact of the use of counter-terrorism legislation to third country nationals, and analyse the consequences of the use of immigration law for security purposes and vice-versa. The module will focus on the impact of counter-terrorism law on the rights of migrants, in particular as regards Articles 3, 6 and 8 of the ECHR and the principle of non-discrimination.

Module Aims:

The aims of the module are to:

  • promote an advanced understanding of the relationship between counter-terrorism law and immigration law
  • set out the framework governing border security measures as they were originally set up and cast light on the transformations which have been taking place since 9/11
  • expose students to the examination of the legal and political forces behind this transformation
  • provide a detailed analysis of the key elements of securitised immigration law law at the UK, EU and international level
  • provide insights into the adequacy and potential of human rights norms to address the challenges posed by counter-terrorism law to migrants

Applicable Groupings:

  • LLM in Criminal Justice
  • LLM in European Law
  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment:

5,000 word course essay


22.5 Credits