Human Rights Concepts and Norms


Event period Explanation of the participation options

Currently 5 places available
Courses of this module
F2.1 Human Rights for Specific Groups
F2.2 Governance in Comparative Perspective
* Die Veranstaltung findet im Zeitraum 07.12.2023 bis 21.02.2024 statt. Die genauen Termine werden in Kürze bekanntgegeben.
Product information "Human Rights Concepts and Norms"

The F2 Module aims to deepen your knowledge in the area of governance and human rights by tackling different human rights regimes for specific groups and by comparing governance regimes. Moreover, this module serves as a venue for you to assess, analyse and discuss current discourses and regimes affecting the human rights of specific groups such as women, children, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ and migrants to name a few. Furthermore, you will learn to examine and compare different political and economic governance models and regimes across the globe.

is restricted access: Yes
Requirements - university entrance qualification: Not required
Requirements - one year of work experience: Not required
Requirements Language: English: TOEFL Internet (92 points); IELTS (Acad. Level 6.5 points); CAE/CPE (Level C1, Grade B); TOEIC (720 points listening/reading, 310 points speaking/writing); if necessary, individual examination.
Requirements Expertise: None
Topic: Politics & Governance
Format of course: Blended Learning
Level: Master
Course language: English
Study programme: Governance & Human Rights
Number of credit points / ECTS: 10
Workload Contact time (in hours): 65
Workload self-study time (in hours): 185
Examination: inter-course examination (Module exam)
Exam format: Essay, Presentation
Further exam format: Essay, Presentation

You will acquire substantive knowledge about:

  •  how to identify which specific human rights norms exist for which group;
  •  summarise and explain the reasons for these human rights standards;
  •  interpret the meaning of these human rights in their implementation. 

You will also

  • gain practical skills helpful to compare and contrast specific rights of specific groups;
  • apply theoretical concepts to actual situations and case studies;
  • analyse critical situations and propose recommendations for solutions.

At the end of the course will:

  • understand the evolution of the theory and practice of public governance in the context of public sector reforms, including current trends and challenges;
  • acquire a critical perspective of conventional models and (possible) misconceptions prevalent in public governance thinking;
  • identify and analyze the roles played by various stakeholders (international organizations, national and local governments, private businesses, NGOs, and citizens) in promoting (or hindering) governance and development;
  • think analytically and strategically about institutional reform debates and opportunities for pragmatic change;
  • learn the limits of public governance as a tool for improving a country’s institutional environment.