Module/Course Description

Course Title: Discrimination Law

Course Code: UU-LAW-3080-ZM

Programme: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - ZM

Credits: 12.00

Course Description:

The module objectives are to:

  • Introduce you to a number of key principles, concepts and debates in the field of Discrimination Law, with a particular focus on equality law at work.
  • Encourage you to develop a critical understanding of the political, economic and social issues that have shaped the development of this area of law.

Learning Outcomes
After completion of the module students will be expected to be able to:
1. Understand the nature, principles and functions of Equality Law and the main features of its sources and institutions.
2. Understand primary sources of Equality Law and use them to develop your own critical opinion on key and controversial aspects of this area of law.
3. Understand the different protected grounds and assess the differences between the levels of protection afforded for each of them.
4. Analyse the differences between different forms of discrimination and contribute to the underlying doctrinal and jurisprudential debates;
5. Critically evaluate the challenges which arise in the practical application of Equality Law and appraise the enforcement tools which have been developed to address those challenges;
6. Identify gaps and weaknesses in this area of law and contribute to the doctrinal and policy debate on how to address them, taking into account the wider legal, political, economic and social context.

Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 3, Semester 4, Semester 5

Typical Module duration: 4.0


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