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LA967 - Women's Human Rights and Global Justice

  • Module code: LA967
  • Module name: Women's Human Rights and Global Justice
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module combines a critical engagement of human rights instruments and institutions for the protection of women's human rights and mechanisms with thematic case studies examining women's rights in local, regional and global contexts. It provides a framework for feminising international law theory and contemporary human rights discourse and highlights an alternative language of human capability and entitlements. Specific topics include case studies on women’s human rights to employment, security rights, reproductive rights and identity rights. In particular, the module addresses the rightlessness of women implicated in civil strife and post conflict situations.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: LA967-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Gender and International Development (M9P7) - Year 2
  • MA in Globalisation and Development (M9PB) - Year 2