Faculty of Law , University of Helsinki
Related Degree Programmes:
Master’s Programme in International Business Law, Master of International and Comparative Law
900-1490 EUR Learn more
George Forji Amin
University Level education (advanced Bachelor, Master, or equivalent), including career professionals, with a strong interest in human rights, poverty and development.
No prior knowledge of the subject matter required.
The course explores the nexus and different dimensions of the crisis of poverty, (under)development and human rights from a historical, institutional and policy-making perspective.
Conceiving poverty alleviation as an essential human rights obligation, this course examines domestic and international variables that have occasioned and exacerbated world poverty, inequality and underdevelopment. The course also formulates and highlights what duties states and international institutions owe to the poor and the victims of global injustice.
By the end of the course, attendees should be able to:
For key themes, students will be provided with three relevant articles (literature), to freely choose one. Students are expected to submit a half-page summary of one of the articles prior to some of the sessions. The summaries must be uploaded on the university platform (Moodle).
More instructions will be provided during the first lesson.
5 = excellent
4 = very good
3 = good
2 = average
1 = poor
0 = fail
Summaries and active participation: 20%
Course assignments: 20 %
Final exam: 40 %
Location: City Centre Campus
Monday 6.8.2018 Registration begins
Tuesday 7.8.2018 Registration continues, HSS Opening Ceremony
Wednesday 8.8.2018 Courses begin