HUMR1120 – International Human Rights Law: Substantive rights

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Course content

The course provides an introduction to the substantive content of international human rights law taking into account the indivisibility and interdependence of all human rights. The contemporary interpretations of a selection of rights will be presented with reference to their development both in the UN and the regional institutional framework in Europe.

Learning outcome

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This course is open for bachelor students, students with admission to single courses, students with admission as guest students.


Recommended previous knowledge

Please note that lectures and curriculum for this course is aimed at
students at master degree level.

However, the achievement requirements are adjusted for students who take
the subject at bachelor degree level

Overlapping courses


Lectures, seminars, written assignments (case briefs, mock exam).


4 hour written examination.

Examination support material

Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.

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Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.


This subject is taught at Bachelor 's level. The subject is also taught at Master's level (15 ECTS credits), please see HUMR5120 – International Human Rights Law: Substantive rights (discontinued), and see HUMR4120 – International Human Rights Law: Substantive rights (discontinued) (10 ECTS credits). Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.

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