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Bachelor 2021/2022

Human Rights for Open Societies

Type: Elective course (Law)
Area of studies: Law
Delivered by: Department of Civil Law and Civil Process
When: 2 year, 4 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Instructors: Anna A. Ivanova
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3
Contact hours: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

In this course, we will introduce you to one of the world’s most intricate human rights systems: the European Convention on Human Rights. You will see when and how people can turn to the European Court of Human Rights to complain about human rights violations. You will learn how the Court tries to solve many of the difficult human rights dilemmas of today. We will look, amongst other things, at the freedom of expression and demonstration, the right to vote, and the prohibition of discrimination. And we will address the rights of migrants, refugees, and other vulnerable groups. And, of course, we will see whether it is possible to restrict rights and if so under what conditions. You will even encounter watchdogs and ice cream in this course. We invite you to follow us on a journey of discovery into the European Convention!