Human Rights & Inernational Social Law: Human Rights & Inclusion

  • Master's Program International Health & Social Management
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 2
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • FH-Prof. PD Dr. habil. Gebrewold Belachew
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Basic understanding of human rights, core obligations; ability to navigate most common human rights processes at international level, overview of national remedies; concept of inclusion and understanding of minorities and vulnerable groups in the broadest sense of the term.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face (Präsenzveranstaltung)
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • - Aims of Human Rights
    - Human Rights Obligations of United Nations
    - Human Rights Obligations, various human rights charters
    - Application of Human Rights with a special focus on social security, health care and inclusion
    - Application of accessibility, availability & affordability, particularly in social & economic human rights
Recommended or required reading
  •  relevant literature for exams which must be bought by students:
     relevant literature for exams which will be provided by lecturer:
    Northern Ireland Ombudsman Human Rights Manual
    This and additional literature will be uploaded on sakai in time
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Group presentation (40%) and final paper (60%)
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English