General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course code:||LLAW6034 / JDOC6034|
|Course name:||Human Rights in Hong Kong|
|Programme offered under:||LLM Programme / JD Programme|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||Not applicable|
|Credit point value:||9 credits / 6 credits|
|Cap on student numbers:||40|
1.2 Course description
History of enactment, the Bill of Rights Regime, ICCPR, implementation of human rights treaties, Basic Law, interpretation, scope of application, inter-citizen rights, locus standi, permissible limitations, derogation and reservation, enforcement and remedy.
Study of selected rights, including civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights and people’s rights. Topics covered include impact on civil and criminal process, right to a fair and public trial, arrest, search and seizure, torture and degrading treatment, liberty and security of person, freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, right to nationality, right to family, right to political participation, discrimination and equality, right to housing, social security, education and the environment. The exact topics to be covered will be determined at the beginning of the course and may change from year to year.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Johannes Chanfirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 904||By email|
|Course convenor||Patricia Hoemail@example.com||CLE||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Describe and explain the general framework and approach of human rights law, and in particular, the approach to permissible restrictions.
CLO 2 Critically examine the approach adopted by the courts in deciding human rights and constitutional cases.
CLO 3 Apply the knowledge and understanding of human rights law to resolve issues, problems and disputes in real life situations and to address and construct sound arguments in any novel situations.
CLO 4 Demonstrate an awareness of the socio-economic-political dimension of human rights discourse within a comparative context and utilize their knowledge to advocate for and improve human rights situations in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
2.2 LLM and JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
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2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Short paper||22 Mar 2022||30%||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Research paper||12 May 2022||70%||1, 2, 3, 4|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Seminar:||3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||TBA|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/