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By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Understand of the nature and scope of human rights vis-à-vis culture and heritage;
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key treaties and case law discussed in class;
- Describe and explain some of the main challenges in global heritage governance today;
- Critically assess the potential and pitfalls of human rights in cultural heritage governance;
- Apply the conceptual understanding of human rights to a given scenario involving cultural heritage protection/destruction;
- Carry out independent research in the field drawing on human rights sources.
Nature and scope of human rights vis-à-vis culture and heritage;
International cultural heritage law framework (UNESCO and Council of Europe treaties);
UN and regional human rights jurisprudence, including the right to participate in cultural life;
Case law from the ad-hoc international criminal tribunals, and the International Criminal Court;
Case studies from regional human rights courts, incl. the European Court of Human Rights (e.g. Parthenon Marbles, Hasankeyf and Ilisu Dam) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (indigenous peoples' collective right to property);
Synergies and antagonisms between heritage and human rights;
Substantive and procedural issues;
Access to justice.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Attendance: Attendance and participation in class discussions||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Final essay (5,000-6,000 words)||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Group Project: Class presentation||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Not yet recorded.