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IR 322 International and European Protection of Human Rights

This course is an introduction to the international and European system of human rights protection. The first half of this class is spared for comprehension of the global human rights protection regime. It provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant international instruments and institutions emphasizing legal, political and practical issues. It covers the major human rights treaties and shows how these treaties have been interpreted and applied by human rights bodies in practice. The second half of the class is specializing in the European system of protection of human rights under the OSCE, Council of Europe, European Convention of Human Rights, the mechanism of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), and the case law from the ECtHR. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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