International Human Rights Law

7.5 credits

The course will cover the sources and nature of international legal rules, the associated legal processes and the relationship of these international rules to individuals, organizations and states. Ideological and cultural perspectives will be discussed, as well as sources of violation, the United Nations, regional and national systems, women’s rights and the role of non-governmental organizations.

The course 1RV001/RV3411 is recommended.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.