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030229 KU International Human Rights Law (2019W)

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

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Details

max. 56 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 10.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 17.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 24.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 31.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 07.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 14.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 21.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 28.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 09.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 16.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal U14 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

1) One short paper on a topic of choice,
2) final written exams,
3) thorough preparation and active course participation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A short paper as well as participation in the written exam are mandatory to pass the course. The exam will account for 60%, the paper for 30% of the grade. Oral participation will count for the last 10%, especially helping students who have almost reached a better grade to improve their score.
Students who do not attend the first session and are unexcused will be deregistered from the course.

Examination topics

The final written exam will consist of questions and short cases. The exam will only be on topics presented and discussed during the course.

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

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Last modified: Th 10.10.2019 14:27