Module Details

LW910-7-AU-CO: International Child Law

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

Supervisor: Dr Thoko Kaime
Teaching Staff: Dr Thoko Kaime
Contact details: School of Law, University of Essex. Telephone: +44 1206 872585; Email:

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

The International law on the rights of the child is one of the fastest growing area of international human rights law. In the past decade in particular there has been a range of initiatives by universal and regional organisations to strengthen the international legal protection of children's rights. This module aims to provide students with an overview of the international law on the rights of the child and to introduce some of the current issues and debates in this are. Students will also gain an understanding of the political, social and economic contexts in which children's rights are violated.

Learning and Teaching Methods

This module is taught over a period of 9 weeks, through two-hour long seminars.


100 per cent Coursework Mark


Assessment is by a take-home examination

Further information