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Human Rights

Course number: L6276

This course offers a trajectory through the regime of international human rights law - its rules, institutions, and processes. It does not confine itself to the international dimension, however. Although human rights have migrated to international law since the Second World War, they have their source in the liberal constitutions of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and they remain to a large extent indebted to these origins. As a result, they occupy a specific position in international law, offering a perfect illustration of the formation of a 'self-contained regime'within the international legal order.