Constitutional law and human rights is becoming increasingly important, in Sweden, Europe and around the world, and constitutional and human rights issues are increasingly becoming a part of political and legal discussion and debate and commonly discussed in the media. By studying and comparing the constitutional legal frameworks and human rights of different national, regional, and international legal orders, the programme will prepare students for analysing and solving constitutional and human rights issues in many jurisdictions.
The programme addresses key concepts and theories of European and international constitutional law and human rights involving in-depth studies of rule of law, constitutionalism and fundamental principles; human rights law; and finally balance of power and constitutional enforcement. The programme is taught in English.
The programme is taught in a creative and dynamic research and teaching environment at the department of law, where different legal disciplines intermingle and enrich the student's learning. On-line learning platforms are used to communicate and provide timely updates and tasks. The different backgrounds of Swedish and international students create a mix of experiences and viewpoints on constitutional and human rights issues, which combined with the extensive experience of the faculty will foster dynamic and exciting discussions.
1. Rule of law, constitutionalism and fundamental principles, 15 credits
2. Human rights law, 15 credits
3. Balance of power and constitutional enforcement, 15 credits
4. Independent written essay within the field of constitutional law and human rights, 15 credits.
Successful students will acquire in-depth knowledge of constitutional law and human rights which is becoming ever more important in both national and international legal orders. A comprehensive knowledge in these areas prepare students for work in all legal fields and is desired by employers in many different legal and non-legal spheres.
Knowledge of constitutional and human rights law is increasingly becoming vital in positions both within the EU, national governmental agencies, international organizations, judicial bodies and law firms. Students with this knowledge are well prepared for work in all such areas, and are considered favourable, both now and in the longer run. The programme also prepares students for an academic research career in constitutional law and human rights.