Citizenship and the Rule of Law

This course will provide an introduction to headline issues around the Rule of Law. Each week we will tackle aspects of the Rule of Law and discuss how they are impacted by current events.

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Course description: Citizenship and the Rule of Law

The Citizenship and the Rule of Law MOOC is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to grapple with the complexities of applying the Rule of Law in the modern state.

The Rule of Law is a mainstay of the modern news cycle. From Zimbabwe to the United States, from Venezuela to Poland, we are told constantly the Rule of Law will save us from a host of social ills. Yet despite its omnipresence, the Rule of Law is rarely understood.

Recent challenges have meant that preservation of the Rule of Law is now more important than ever. The course will grapple with these issues by introducing a new aspect of the Rule of Law each week.

This course, run by the Bingham Centre of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, will provide an introduction to headline issues around the Rule of Law. Each week we will tackle aspects of the Rule of Law and discuss how they are impacted by current events.

The course will use video lectures, recommended reading, discussion questions and activities to enable you to develop your own perspective on the Rule of Law. Though this course sits at the intersection of law and politics, participants do not require any formal educational background in either of these subjects to join. The course will take place over 6 weeks with approximately 3 hours of content each week.

Course content

In this course, you will learn:

  • A potted history of the Rule of Law
  • Judges: Independence, tenure and appointment
  • What does it mean to be equal before the law?
  • Access to Justice
  • An international Rule of Law
  • Business, human rights and the Rule of Law

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