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The course was designed to help students build competence in dealing with the doctrinal issues about international human rights. It involves understanding the place of human rights in public international law, finding one’s way around the foundational human rights documents and the jurisprudence of human rights bodies. The course delivery puts heavy emphasis on classroom discussion on the controversial issues on contemporary human rights law that shape doctrinal development in this field: the justifiability of torture, the limits of freedom of religion, the justiciability of social rights, etc
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
- General Introduction to International Human Rights Law – The Universality of Human Rights - Enforcement Mechanisms in International Human Rights Law - Civil and Political Rights I (Torture) - Civil and Political Rights II (Freedom of Religion) - Economic and Social Rights I (The Issue of the Justiciability of Economic and Social Rights) - Economic and Social Rights II (Human Rights and the Issue of Poverty) – Peoples’ Rights (Right to Self-Determination)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
First Attempt: 70% 3-hour examination; 30% continuous assessment (3.000 word essay on topical issues in international human rights law) Re-sit Attempt: 3 hour examination.
Resit: 100% 3 hour examination.
There are no assessments for this course.