School of Law

SOLM073 UK Human Rights Law (Sem 1)

Module Description

In this module students will study the interpretation and application of the Human Rights Act 1998 and other important issues concerning the legal protection of human rights in the United Kingdom. There will be a significant focus upon substantive Convention rights and how these are interpreted and applied in the UK context including the right to life, freedom from torture and inhuman and degrading treatment, respect for private life, freedom of religion and freedom of expression. Procedural issues will also be examined including an assessment of the success of the Human Rights Act, and an examination of future alternative mechanisms for the protection of human rights in the UK.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in European Law

Mode of Assessment

3,000-4,000 word essay


15 Credits