European Human Rights Law (6 ECTS)
When: Block 4
Brief course description:
This course examines the background and scope of the European Convention of Human Rights and the European Union system of human rights protection. It examines the institutional development and functioning of the Council of Europe system of fundamental rights protection, in particular the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), and the European Union system of human rights protection, in particular the European Court of Justice. The course looks at the scope of fundamental rights protection within the European Union. A selection of rights and fundamental freedoms covered in the European Convention of Human Rights and the EU Fundamental Rights Charter are discussed. This section includes an examination of the individual rights in the Charter and how these differ from Convention rights. Students are encouraged to reflect on the impact of the development of seemingly different common standards within Europe.
Teaching method: This course is taught by way of lectures, in-class discussions and guest lectures.
Assessment: Written exam (essay questions)
*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.
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