International Human Rights Law
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
IUS/13 - INTERNATIONAL LAW
1° periodo lezioni (1A) dal Sep 15, 2022 al Oct 27, 2022.
The course is intended to provide students with the legal tools and methodologies necessary to analyse the international mechanisms of protection of human rights, established both in the UN framework and at European level, implementing a practice-oriented approach and selecting thematic areas of study. Upon completion of the course, students shall be able to understand the functioning of the international mechanisms of protection, also under a procedural perspective, and to deepen the study of specific rights referring to the relevant supranational case law.
The course is devoted to the study of international - both universal and regional - human rights law, with a particular, but not exclusive focus on human rights protection in Europe.
The first - introductory and historical - part reconstructs origin and evolution of the movement for the international protection of human rights, also in the context of the other main branches of international law (international trade law and international investment law; the right to development and environmental protection; international humanitarian law and international criminal law, the prohibition of the use of force in international relations, etc.).
In the second part, the course examines the mechanisms for the protection of human rights in the context of the so-called United Nations System (which includes, alongside the United Nations, the Treaty Bodies and the Special Procedures).
The last part of the course examines regional protection mechanisms, with a particular focus on the European Convention on Human Rights, which has established the most sophisticated and successful regional system of human rights protection in the world.
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The lessons, in compliance with the University guidelines, will be held in the presence AND in direct streaming via the Zoom link provided on the course's moodle page. The recording of each lesson will also be available on the course's moodle page.
The course is taught entirely in English. The teaching method combines lectures with class presentation and discussion of specific topics and cases on the basis of the materials made available on the moodle platform during the course.
Learning assessment procedures
The examination aims at ascertaining the student's acquired capacity of legal analysis of relevant international treaties and cases.
ATTENDING STUDENTS shall prepare on their notes and the materials indicated during the course and made available on the moodle platform. As part of their final evaluation, they will be given the opportunity to prepare a class paper based on a case in-class presentation and/or a written essay.
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE COURSE shall prepare on Antonio Marchesi, La tutela internazionale dei diritti umani, Torino, Giappichelli, 2021 - ONLY Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The examination shall be in English for attending students (modalities to be agreed upon during the course). It shall be in Italian for non attending students (oral interview).