Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM152: Post-Conflict Human Rights and Transitional Justice

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Farah Mihlar (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module will increase your understanding of transitional justice, conflict prevention and human rights. The module will develop your theoretical and conceptual understanding of transitional justice and its mechanisms, such as truth commissions and special courts. Through critical engagement with inter-disciplinary literature, multi-media and field experts you will be exposed to select empirical country case studies enabling you to evaluate the diverse approaches to transitional justice and their effectiveness in post-conflict contexts. This module is suitable for non-specialist students and is recommended for those interested in pursuing academic advancement or a career in conflict transformation and/or human rights. It is particularly recommended for students pursuing inter-disciplinary pathways as it draws on literature from anthropology, law, politics and international relations.

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