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School of Law

LAW6177 International Human Rights and Public Health

Students will be introduced to the core concepts and theories of international human rights and humanitarian law and the ethical debates that underpin contemporary local and global healthcare practices. Particular attention will be paid to: the legal normative basis of human rights and health; the interaction between the protection/promotion of health and the protection/promotion of human rights; the role of international humanitarian law in protecting health during war or military occupation; the tensions between the health business, healthcare and human rights; the ethical debates around the human rights framework in general and specific case studies in health and human rights; and the institutional, economic and political challenges faced by health and human rights worldwide.

Mode of assessment

  • 15% Weekly writing 250 words
  • 10% In class Assignment 250 words
  • 75% Coursework 2500 words

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