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LLM International Human Rights Law

I  have  made  my  mind  to  study  LLM International Human Rights Law at University of Bedfordshire (UoB). LLM Human Rights Law is a unique programme designed  to enable students to progress to become human rights practitioners and specialists in this dynamic area of law. 

This  course  would  allow  me  to  gain  academic  progress sion  since  it  is  at  higher  level qualification than  my  current qualification LLB (Hons) – on completion, I would achieve a post-graduate qualification and become a master of Law. I would  accomplish  dvanced  knowledge  and  skills  with  enhanced  competency  and  ability  in  the  area  of International Human Rights.

This LLM course offers a detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main region al mechanisms of human rights protection. Further, it provides an overview of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection. 

The  course  covers  several  contemporary  topics  and  challenges  of  international  human  rights  protection including the emergence of the right to development and the so-called third- generation rights; human rights advocacy  and  global  governance  though  NGOs  and  non-State  actors;  the  crystallisation  of  group  rights, minorities  and  indigenous  peoples’  rights;  the  challenges  posed  to  international  human  rights  law  by international  migration  and  the  enhanced  need  of  protection  of  migrants,  asylum  seekers  and  refugees; women’s  rights  and  the  rights  of  the  child,  including  protection  against  victims  of  human  trafficking;   the crystallisation of general equality and the develop ment of human rights advocacy for sexual and gay rights.

The course encourages students to critically engage with many of the human rights issues that feature strongly in  public  debate  today,  and  gain  a  deep  understanding  of  international  human  rights  law,  as  well  as  its interconnection with international criminal and comparative criminal law, war crime, genocide, war against terror,  crime  against  humanity,  environmental  protection,  forced  labour,  child  labour,  use  of  chemical weapon. 

From  the  study,  I  intend  to  gain  an  understanding  of  the  relevant  social,  economic,  political,  historical, philosophical, ethical, scientific and cultural contexts within which International Human Rights Law operates; I aim to learn how to analyse, evaluate and interpret  the principal source materials within which International Human Rights Law operates, including national statutes, national, European and international law reports, treaties,  directives  and  other  relevant  materials  as  appropriate;  and  apply  legal  knowledge  to  a  practical situation and draw reasoned conclusions supported by legal authority.

In addition to the academic knowledge, I will gain a set of professional skill. The study will develop my critical analysis  skills;  time  management  and  prioritisation skills  by  working  to  deadlines;  individual  and  group communication skills by seminar presentations; oral  discussion skills by participating in debates and problem-solving  exercises;  skills  in  reading,  analysing  and   synthesising  different  viewpoints  and  presenting  their findings/conclusions  in  clear,  comprehensible,  structured  format,  with  detailed  argumentation  where appropriate; enable me to utilise problem-solving skills in complex theoretical and practical contexts; to make a critical judgment of the merits of particular arguments and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions or arguments.

All my previous study areas in LLB under Northern University, Bangladesh have their direct and indirect relations with this LLM qualification’s practical applications and forms vital parts of interrelated branches of human rights that can be violated every which way. Therefore, my past learning will have its vital and influential roles to complement the LLM Human Rights study – without those knowledge, study of Human Rights Law itself will be a qualification with missing parts. I would certainly carry forward that knowledge to enrich the credits of LLM knowledge totals.

The UoB is one of the highly acclaimed universities  by international students. In Bangladesh, the university has a  large  alumnus.  It  would  remain  an  unexplained  secret  why  it  took  me  so  long  to  join  this  esteemed institution of knowledge and prestige.  The university provides contemporary knowledge with  modern syllabus aligned with global demands to reflect changes. The teaching comes with practical applications and simulations of real-world situations, i.e. mock court rooms, trial and arguments, case studies etc. The package comes with latest study resources, rich library, journals, e-learning materials, research facilities – all at very affordable fees. Outside the capital , yet so close to it, the campus buzzes with knowledge mongers from all over the world. It would be life time opportunity to be part of this study environment.