Technology used and required
To participate successfully in this unit, students will require access to the unit iLearn page. This will require access to secure and reliable computer facilities. Students will be required to upload all assessment tasks by way of Turnitin on the unit iLearn page.
The unit will be delivered as a series of weekly two hour lectures running from Week 1 until Week 13, which will be recorded on Echo360. It is important that you listen to the lectures every week for guidance on content and how best to approach the various assessment items. Additionally, all students are expected to attend two intensive study days delivered via Zoom on Thursday 8 April and on Sunday 30 May 2021 (both 9-4pm). Further details about the schedule for intensive study days will be available on iLearn.
You are required to have access to both of the prescribed texts for this unit, as there will be readings set from each text almost every week. The prescribed texts are as follows:
Olivier De Schutter, International Human Rights Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed, 2019); and
D Moeckli, S Shah and S Sivakumaran (eds), International Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed, 2018).
In preparation for LAWS8087, you should read the following material from the prescribed textbook to refresh your understanding of basic international law sources and principles:
• Christine Chinkin, 'Sources' in D Moeckli, S Shah and S Sivakumaran (eds), International Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed, 2018) 63-85.