Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3148: Human Rights Law: The European Convention On Human Rights

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mr Richard Edwards (Convenor)


LAW1022 Legal Foundations/LAW1036 Legal Foundations

Available via distance learning


This module focusses on the main body of human rights in Europe, namely
the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and its law as it is interpreted
by the European Court of Human Rights and as it is applied by both domestic
jurisdictions in Europe (particularly in the UK via the UK Human Rights Act
1998 and the decisions of British courts under the Act) and also the courts of the
European Union. Until 2009, the ECHR was the only overarching bill of rights
for Europe (Council of Europe and European Union) and as such it has shaped and
influenced human rights law at the European level as well as in individual
Member States, including the UK. Studying this module will equip you with
essential human rights law knowledge and key skills to understand human rights
law current developments. The syllabus is designed to provide you with a solid
foundation in ECHR law, and to encourage you to follow the latest developments
and sharpen your critical skills. The module can be taken as a specialism to
build up on courses such as EU Law and Constitutional and Administrative Law,
as well as a complement to other research-led human rights options.

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