This course is discontinued

JUTWOMEN – Women´s Law and Human Rights

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Course content

Note: This course will be given a new code from spring semester 2006, and you will find all relevant information JUR5910 – Women's Law and Human Rights (discontinued)

This course presents the international legal framework for women's human rights with emphasis on basic principles such as equality, non-discrimination, freedom, integrity and dignity embedded in the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. In the light of this and other international and regional instruments the course deals with equality in the family and the labour market, women and children's right to health and protection against various forms of violence such as trafficking, harassment and FGM. The relationship between different human rights principles, such as gender equality, freedom of religion and protection of custom and culture is given particular attention. Rather than concentrating on the laws of one country the course provides a cross-regional approach with emphasis on country studies from Europe, Africa and Asia. With a view to problems concerning the implementation of the human rights of women in different legal, social, economic and cultural settings the course offers a contextual and grounded approach.

Learning outcome

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Recommended previous knowledge

Least 3 years of law studies.




6-hours written exam

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take this 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.

There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.

Facts about this course




Every spring


Spring and autumn

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