Module Details

LW511-7-SP-CO: Current Issues In Uk Human Rights Law

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Year: 2016/17
Department: Law (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Dr Anna Hardiman-McCartney
Teaching Staff: Dr Anna Hardiman-McCartney
Contact details: School of Law, University of Essex Telephone 01206 873478; Email

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module examines and assesses the legal protection of human rights in the United Kingdom. The objective is to provide students with an overview of the way in which domestic and international law operates to protect human rights in the UK and to introduce students to some current issues in UK human rights law.

The module typically encompasses examination of aspects both of substantive human rights law and of structural-procedural issues relating to human rights protection and in previous years has included: the framework for human rights protection in the UK and its constitutional implications; freedom of expression; the developing common law protection of privacy; the implications of counter-terrorism law and policy; and the ongoing debate concerning whether the UK needs a new Bill of Rights.

Learning and Teaching Methods


100 per cent Exam Mark

Exam Duration and Period

2:00 during Summer Examination period.

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