Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM152: Post-Conflict Human Rights and Transitional Justice

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • The role of human rights in armed conflict
  • The nature of violations during and after conflict
  • Theoretical conceptualisation of transitional justice
  • Truth seeking
  • Retributive justice
  • Restorative justice
  • Reconciliation
  • Gender justice
  • A holistic approach to transitional justice
  • Bottom up or top down?
  • Evaluating transitional justice

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22(11 x 2hrs) Combined lecture and seminar, exploring topic further through discussion and debate. Seminars will include group presentations, multi-media clips and skype interviews with field experts.
Guided Independent Study78Weekly mandatory reading
Guided Independent Study200Essay and presentation preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).