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Human Rights

Human RightsPLEASE NOTE:

• Students are required to submit an electronic copy of their coursework to the Turnitin assignment facility which is located within the website for the module on Moodle.
• Students are required to keep for their records a copy of the first page only of the Turnitin digital receipt. The digital receipt is automatically sent to your mail inbox in the corresponding section for the module on Moodle.
• Students should also submit a hard copy of their coursework.

WARNING – PLAGIARISM AND COLLUSION:
You are reminded that it is a breach of University Assessment regulations to copy or use another person’s work without proper acknowledgement. It is also a breach of regulations for two or more students to present the same or substantially similar piece of work. Any student who is found to be in breach of assessment regulations will be subject to an appropriate penalty (ranging from failure of the relevant unit to expulsion from the University).
A breach of assessment regulations cannot be excused by ignorance or external pressures.

No part of your work, except where clearly quoted and referenced (ie: correct use of quotation marks and footnotes etc.), may be copied from material belonging to any other person. You should employ a consistent referencing system throughout your work. eg:

Books: author, title, place of publication, publisher and date
Articles: author, title, journal, volume, year and first and last page numbers
Edited works: author, title of chapter followed by “in” editor(s), name of the work, place of publication, publisher, date and first and last page numbers of the chapter
Quotations: require the above detail plus appropriate page numbers

For further information about plagiarism and collusion, please consult the Student Handbook. For information on referencing, please consult the Study Skills Handbook.

For guidance on plagiarism and collusion from online sources, check the originality report of your Turnitin submission.
This piece of coursework will be assessed by reference to the following criteria:
1. Ability to express arguments cogently and coherently
2. Ability to analyse a legal issue
3. Ability to understand and appreciate wider issues of law or policy that may be involved
This coursework assessment is designed to allow students to show how the following learning outcomes have been achieved:
Knowledge: 1, 2, 3,
Thinking skills: 4
Subject-based practical skills: 5
Skills for life and work (general skills): 6

Instructions to Students:

Candidates must answer the following question.

PLEASE NOTE: Assessments MUST be properly referenced and MUST include a bibliography. Adequacy of referencing will form part of the marking criteria.

NB 1: This form of assessment requires the students to analyse the
law, not simply to state what the law is. The examiners will look for clarity,
accuracy, depth of analysis and completeness. The arguments should be
logically structured and backed up with appropriate authority, i.e. the
statutory provision or the relevant case.

Scholarly commentary can also be used to support or explore various arguments, or to discuss a wider issue of law or policy that is relevant to the question.

NB 2: When submitting assignments, a student’s individual work should not be
either nearly or exactly the same as another student’s. In those cases,
the University’s academic misconduct regulations will apply and
the punishment may be severe.
Question:

“The Human Rights Act 1998 offers a framework for the enforcement of rights which would otherwise be lacking in order to ensure their effective protection.”

Assess this comment with regard to the relevant provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 and illustrate argument with relevant case law.
Note:

In answering this question students should:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Human Rights Act 1998;
2. Examine key cases; and
3. Discuss relevant theories considered in Term One such as universalism and the rule of law.

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