Civil Rights and Liberties in the UK

Course Status: 
Elective
CEU credits: 
1
ECTS credits: 
2
Module: 
IV
Academic year: 
2012/2013
Academic year: 
2013/2014
Instructor(s): 
Sejal Parmar

This course examines the protection of human rights in the UK under the Human Rights Act 1998 since its entry into force on 2 October 2000. The course analyses the core provisions of the HRA and the obligations on public authorities and the judiciary that it establishes. Drawing on the case law of the UK courts across a range of civil and political rights, the course assesses the impact of the HRA upon the protection of these rights in the UK. It examines judicial decisions relating to the deprivation of life, anti-terrorism policies, privacy and the media, prisoners’ rights and public protest. It will also address contemporary debates concerning a Bill of Rights for the UK.
The final grade will be based on class participation (10%), one written assignment (30%) and a final exam (60%).