[Law ] International Human Rights


General information

Course name International Human Rights
Course type Lecture
Course code 020043
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Matz-Lück
Faculty Law
Examination office Carmen Thies, Walther-Schücking-Institut
Short summary The course will provide an outline of the international protection of human rights.

Information about study level

Study level Bachelor
Also possible for Master, All law students

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Oral or written exam
Frequency Winter semester

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Basic knowledge of public international law is desirable but not prerequisite. Students are advised to attend the survey course “Public International Law”.

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content Since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, numerous global and regional human rights treaties have been adopted and significantly influenced the political action of states and the international community. After a historical review, the course will concentrate on global and regional human rights instruments with a particular focus on the proceedings and the mechanisms as regards the enforcement of human rights. The content of major substantive human rights as well as their enforcement will constitute the overall focus of the course.
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