Course code: MRSG22
Swedish title: Mänskliga rättigheter: Fortsättningskurs
ECTS credits: 30

Teaching – spring semester 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect our education and most of the teaching must take place completely digitally until further notice. Pay attention to the information in the schedule and/or in Canvas – the information is continuously adjusted based on current decisions and recommendations.

Read more at Covid-19 and the academic year 2021/2022.

Study period: spring semester 2021
Type of education: both campus/online
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2021-01-18 – 2021-06-06
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-59501

Introductory meeting: 2021-01-19 at 10:15 – 12:00

Teachers: Dan-Erik Andersson, Olof Beckman, Sofie Eriksen, Emelie Lantz, Therese Mortensen, Andreas Tullberg, Katarina Wingkvist


Fortsättningskursen inleder med att belysa mänskliga rättigheter utifrån två teman som är intimt förknippade med varandra: diskriminering och våld. I en tematisk fallstudie studeras vidare mänskliga rättigheter i en kontext, exempelvis ett land, en region, en konflikt eller en internationell aktör.

Utifrån teoretiska perspektiv på diskriminering diskuteras principen om likabehandling, olika diskrimineringsgrunder och relationen dem emellan samt positiv särbehandling. Vidare introduceras och problematiseras internationella överenskommelser och grundläggande idéer om gemensam säkerhet, legitima beslutsprocesser och forum för juridiskt ansvarsutkrävande. Förhållandet mellan folkmordsbrott och brott mot mänskligheten förklaras särskilt. I den tematiska fallstudien behandlas och analyseras de rättighetsfrågor som kontexten aktualiserar, utifrån självbestämmande, kolonialism, intervention, genusfrågor, diskriminering, sanktioner, civilsamhället eller politisk och social utveckling.


  1. Discrimination and Equal Treatment, 10 ECTS
  2. Violence and Responsibility, 10 ECTS
  3. Human Rights in Context, 10 ECTS


The course is not open for applications through / next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions