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030229 KU International Human Rights Regime (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 56 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1 (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 16.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 06.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 13.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 20.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 27.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Leseraum LS11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 1.OG
Wednesday 04.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 11.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 18.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 25.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 01.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 08.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 15.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Leseraum LS11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 1.OG
Wednesday 22.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is open to students from all faculties. Since the course will be taught in English, and active course participation is expected, good knowledge of English is required.
This class introduces the students to the origin, development and current relevance of the international human rights regime. Its major focus is on the Council of Europe and the system of the United Nations. Using case studies and practical examples, it deals with the normative content of selected human rights provisions and treaties as well as with the (quasi-) judicial and political-diplomatic mechanisms for the monitoring and enforcement of human rights.

Assessment and permitted materials

grading:
1) Thorough preparation for each session,
2) active course participation and
3) positive midterm and final written exams.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

admission requirements:
The course is open to students from all faculties. Since the course will be taught in English, and active course participation is expected, good knowledge of English is required.

Reading list

Mandatory:
- M. Nowak/K. M. Januszewski/T. Hofstätter (eds.), All Human Rights for All, Vienna Manual on Human Rights, Intersentia/Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag 2012
- P.R. Ghandhi, Blackstone’s International Human Rights Documents. Oxford: OUP, 2014 (9th ed)

Additional:
- M. Nowak, Introduction to the International Human Rights Regime, 2003
- D. Gomien, Short guide to the European Convention on Human Rights, Third Edition, 2005 available at
http://www.humanrights.coe.int/aware/GB/publi/materials/1062.pdf
- Inter-Parliamentary Union/Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Handbook for Parliamentarians, available at
http://www.ipu.org/PDF/publications/hr_guide_en.pdf

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:47