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This module introduces students to the institutional frameworks that provides for human rights protections in Ireland, on an international, European and national level. Each human rights system will be explained, and students will learn how each system applies in Ireland. At an international level, the application of the UN human rights system in Ireland will be examined. At a regional level, the human rights sources and mechanisms within the European Union and the Council of Europe will be investigated and distinguished. At a national level, the constitutional and administrative framework will be explored. Importantly, the roles, functions and scope of each of these human rights systems will be differentiated from each other. The advantages and challenges of each system will be illustrated through a series of case studies on human rights issues that are particularly relevant in the Irish context, such as socio-economic rights, the right to life, Travellersí rights, housing rights, and the right to a fair trial.