Law, Multiculturalism and Intercultural Human Rights 2
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The interdisciplinary course constitutes a socio-legal study of how, and with what outcomes, immigration, religious and cultural diversity, and terrorism is being managed in Britain. Drawing on insights from both European and non-European jurisdictions, the course will introduce students to contemporary debates, familiarises them with critical human rights issues, and appraises alternative possibilities of managing multicultural and pluri-legal challenges, including radicalisation and terrorism. The course comprises of 9 topics, organised in three parts, taught over three weeks. Part 1 focuses on immigration, part 2 on the management of racial, religious and cultural diversity, and part 3 on radicalisation, terrorism and security risks. In each part we connect general themes and particular cases studies, involving criminal, public and/or human rights law. Topics in part 1 include immigration as a political, social and regulatory issue, problems and issues with the regulation of immigration, and a conceptual and theoretical examination of how immigration relates to multiculturalism and legal pluralism.Topics in part 2 include a critical examination of the legal regulation of racial and religious harassment, the interaction of ethnic minorities and the official mental health and criminal justice system. In relation to the latter, we specifically assess the reasons for the overrepresentation of particular groups and to what extent the official law recognises cultural defence and alternative traditional forms of therapy. In part 3 we examine how, and with what outcomes, radicalisation and terrorism are being addressed in Britain, and we critically consider alternative socio-legal responses to these security risks. Although built on a common core of covered material, the course enables much room for individual specialisation by students. Uniquely, learning is also supplemented by a trip to the Royal Courts of Justice and by sessions from leading social justice activists.

Course leader
Sham Qayyum and Prof Werner Menski

Target group
Current students, professionals + leisure learners

Course aim
On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:An understanding of core themes in contemporary immigration, diversity management and counter-terrorism studiesAn understanding of the connection between general analytical themes and particular cases and situations.An understanding of what possibilities there are for managing inter-ethnic and inter-legal clashes.

Credits info
7.5 ECTS Please note that summer courses are not accredited by SOAS.Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request.

Fee info
GBP 1400: TuitionA tuition fee of 1400 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees.Application feeA one-off, non-refundable application fee of 60 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.DiscountsAn early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 31 March 2015.15% discount for SOAS Alumni.20% discount for current SOAS students.Other discounts are available for partner institutions and groups, please contact us for further information.

SOAS, University of London offers a limited number of scholarships for participation in academic courses which are part of sessions 2 and 3 of the SOAS Academic Summer School 2015 programme. These scholarships are in the form of partial fee waivers to cur

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