IUS/13 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

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Course Structure

This part (3 ECTS) of the course is focused on the regional protection of human rights under International Law. All relevant treaties on the matter will be commented during lectures.

Detailed Course Content

The course aims to remark the importance of international protection of human rights at the regional level, as the most effective tool to guarantee them to the benefit of private individuals and human communities.

Textbook Information

(1) R. K. M. SMITH, International Human Rights Law, 8th ed., Oxford University Press, 2018: pp. 86-181(Chapters 6 to 10); pp. 195-218 (Chapter 12)

(2) A. HUNEEUS and M. R. MADSEN, Between universalism and regional law and politics: A comparative history of the American, European, and African human rights systems, in International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2018, pp. 136-160

(3) B. ÇALI, M. R. MADSEN and F. VILJOEN, Comparative regional human rights regimes: Defining a research agenda, in iCourts Working Paper Series, No. 115, 2018, pp. 1-14

(4) W. J. JONES, Human rights treaty ratification behavior: An ASEAN way of creating regional standards, in Journal of Global Analysis, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2017, pp. 9-29

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