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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should:

  • understand the historical growth of the idea of human rights;

  • be aware of the international context of human rights;

  • be aware of the position of human rights in the UK prior to 1998;

  • understand the importance of the Human Rights Act 1998;

  • have practised analysing and evaluating concepts and ideas;

  • have started to see links between the core concepts of rules, rights and
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Speaker(s): Dr Brenna Bhandar, Dr Marsha Henry, Antony Loewenstein | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. LSE Law is delighted to host a conversation with Antony Loewenstein on his latest book, Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out Of Catastrophe (Verso, 2015). Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein travelled across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capita
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The so called "CAVE-interface" is a very interesting and thrilling development for architects! It supports a better illusion of space by exposing almost a 270? view of a computer model than the 60? which can be viewed on an ordinary computer screen. At the Lund University we have got the possibility to experiment with a CAVE-installation, using it in research and the education of CAAD. The technique and three experiments are discribed. The possibilities are discussed and some problems and questi
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Hometown of Jordanian pilot held by IS anxious for news
Residents of the hometown of a Jordanian pilot being held by Islamic State militants march in the streets, seeking information about his fate, after the deadline for the insurgents' demand passed. Yiming Woo reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics in
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Interactive simulation, demonstrating shear force, uniformly distributed load
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April is National Poetry Month. Thad Krasnesky, a poet, reads winning poems from Paws for Poetry Contest in this selection.  The magnificent poems students wrote about their pets could serve as inspiration/motivation for students studying poetry.  ( 4:25)
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This is a free textbook offered by BookBoon.'This book and its companion (part II) present the elements of analysis and linear algebra used in financial models and in microeconomics. Functions of one and several variables and matrices are developed in part I and vector spaces, linear mappings and optimization methods are developed in part II. Instead of formal proofs as in mathematical books, we develop examples and economic illustrations of the use of the concepts presented in the book. The boo
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Luis Fernandez, SVP, Operational Risk Manager for First Citizens Bank, shares the one characteristic he thinks every leader should possess.
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Certificacion de Turismo Responsable
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The 2014 Emilio Segre Lecture - Superconductors: Old and New
Robert J. Birgeneau gives the 2014 Emilio Segre Lecture in Physics. He is Chancellor Emeritus and the Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
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Take a few moments to think about Why we read fiction? What do we hope to gain from reading stories about imag
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Scotland's legal and education systems are distinctive and differ from those of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This therefore leads to differences in frameworks and standards of professional recognition within the United Kingdom.

This section of OpenLearn Scotland introduces learners to areas of professional development where The Open University has developed curricula specifically to meet the needs of students and employers in Scotland.


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