The development of the human rights system within international law. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights; its inception and content. International and regional conventions on human rights. The components and elements of the system and its association with international law; its relationship with international humanitarian law and international criminal law for refugees. The institutions behind the system; the bodies of the United Nations, NGOs. The political, civil, social, economic and cultural content of human rights; technical aspects of handling the texts of conventions, their interpretation and definition. The mechanisms of implementation, monitoring and control within these conventions. Mechanisms for the localisation of international law and its application within the national legal system.