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LAW7066 - Forced migration and human rights

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Professor Susan Kneebone


Not offered in 2007


This unit will introduce students to current issues about forced migration and human rights. Topics to be discussed include:


A student who has completed this unit will have the following outcomes:

  1. An understanding of the causes of forced migration and the links with human rights abuse.
  2. Knowledge about the legal categories of forced migrants.
  3. Knowledge of the significance and consequences of attributing legal status to the different categories of forced migrants.
  4. The ability to critically evaluate the role of law in defining the rights of forced migrants.
  5. Knowledge about the institutional arrangements for protecting the rights of the different categories of forced migrants.
  6. The ability to critically evaluate the role of institutions in providing protection and solutions to forced migrants.
  7. Knowledge about the various options and solutions for dealing with forced migration, and the ability to critically evaluate them.
  8. Enhanced oral and written communication skills, including the ability to conduct research and to devise a research project.


Research paper (3,750 words): 50%
Take home examination (3,750 words): 50%
Research paper (7,500 words): 100%

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