Published in July 2018.
This module is a resource for lecturers
Possible class structure
This section contains recommendations for a teaching sequence and timing intended to achieve learning outcomes through a three-hour class. The lecturer may wish to disregard or shorten some of the segments below in order to give more time to other elements, including introduction, icebreakers, conclusion or short breaks. The structure could also be adapted for shorter or longer classes, given that the class durations vary across countries.
- 0 - 10 mins » Briefly introduce topic, session learning outcomes and outline structure.
- 10 - 50 mins » Discuss international/regional human rights law framework. Watch Video 'What is the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD)?' (see Additional teaching tools ) . Discuss Case study 1: Certainty in the law.
- 50 - 55 mins » Short break
- 55 - 85 mins » Discuss arrest: Case study 2: Procedural guarantees for the deprivation of liberty; Case study 3: Length of detention.
- 85 - 115 mins » Discuss detention: Case study 4: Arbitrary arrest and detention; Case study 5: Procedural fairness and 'equality of arms'.
- 115 - 135 mins » Discuss armed conflict.
- 135 - 175 mins » Conduct Exercise 1: Role play .
- 175 - 180 mins » If appropriate, introduce the assessment questions with relevant marking criteria.