Courses / Modules / LAWS6199 International Law, Globalisation and the Individual

International Law, Globalisation and the Individual

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Stephanie Law
Academic year

Module overview

This module focuses on developing your understanding of the relationship between international law and human rights, taking cognisance of the status and role of the individual in international law, the rights individuals derive from international law and the paradigmatic shifts calling for a reevaluation of the position of the State and individual in the international legal framework. It will allow you to develop a sound understanding of the general principles of international law and human rights protections, which will be complemented by modules offered on more specialised areas. Drawing on Anne Peter’s scholarship on the interrelationship between international law and the interests and needs of individuals and setting international law and human rights in their theoretical and historical contexts at the national, regional and international levels, you will be encouraged to engage critically with international law and its State- and Euro-centrism.