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The International Legal Protection of Religious Rights and Freedoms

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
5
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Higher School of Law and Administration
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 1 module

Course Syllabus

Abstract

As part of the discipline, international legal aspects of protecting fundamental human rights in the religious sphere, primarily the right to freedom of conscience and choice of religious beliefs, will be examined, and the sources of international law containing relevant legal norms will be studied. Those who study for a master's degree should also know the specifics of the proactive impact of violations in this area, as well as international experience in countering religious extremism, fanaticism and terrorism. The international community has also traditionally paid particular attention to the need to prevent religious discrimination. A special place in the framework of the course is given to the work of international religious organizations of the organization and their legal status.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • As part of the discipline, international legal aspects of protecting fundamental human rights in the religious sphere, primarily the right to freedom of conscience and choice of religious beliefs, will be examined, and the sources of international law containing relevant legal norms will be studied. Those who study for a master's degree should also know the specifics of the proactive impact of violations in this area, as well as international experience in countering religious extremism, fanaticism and terrorism. The international community has also traditionally paid particular attention to the need to prevent religious discrimination. A special place in the framework of the course is given to the work of international religious organizations of the organization and their legal status.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • know the methods of legal monitoring of the activities of legal entities in the relevant branch of legislation; be able to choose research methods, as well as process the results, modify existing ones and develop new methods based on the objectives of a specific study and legal practice; own the techniques for introducing research results into the practical activities of the business community, international institutions
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1: Sources of international law protecting religious rights and human freedom.
    Sources of international law protecting religious rights and human freedom.
  • Topic 2.The international legal interpretation of the right to freedom of conscience and the choice of religious beliefs.
    The international legal interpretation of the right to freedom of conscience and the choice of religious beliefs.
  • Topic 3. Legal equality of religious denominations
    Legal equality of religious denominations
  • Topic 4. Correlation of supranational and national regulation in the field of activity of religious organizations.
    Correlation of supranational and national regulation in the field of activity of religious organizations.
  • Topic 5. Crimes in the field of religious rights and freedoms: international legal approaches.
    Crimes in the field of religious rights and freedoms: international legal approaches.
  • Topic 6. Countering religious extremism, fanaticism and terrorism.
    Countering religious extremism, fanaticism and terrorism.
  • Topic 8. The activities of international organizations in the field of protecting the right to freedom of conscience and the choice of religious beliefs.
    The activities of international organizations in the field of protecting the right to freedom of conscience and the choice of religious beliefs.
  • Topic 9. World Council of Churches, Its Status and Governing Bodies
    World Council of Churches, Its Status and Governing Bodies
  • Topic 9. International Religious Organizations
    International Religious Organizations
  • Topic 7. Inadmissibility of discrimination of a person on religious grounds.
    Inadmissibility of discrimination of a person on religious grounds.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Workshop Activity
  • non-blocking Oral exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    The final score on a 10-point scale is made up of the resulting score, obtained by the weighted average formula, taking into account the entered weights. Final score = Seminar score * 0.5 + Exam score * 0.5
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Cotesta, V., & D’Auria, M. (2012). Global Society and Human Rights. Leiden: Brill. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=439996
  • Erman, E. (2016). Human Rights and Democracy : Discourse Theory and Global Rights Institutions. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1432189
  • Kiestra, L. (2014). The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Private International Law. Den Haag: T.M.C. Asser Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=846011

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Andrew Moravcsik. (2000). The Origins of Human Rights Regimes: Democratic Delegation in Postwar Europe. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.E76DB6D9
  • Bell, D. A. . (DE-588)123884578, (DE-576)17471923X. (2000). East meets West : human rights and democracy in East Asia / Daniel A. Bell. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.083037373
  • Mucciarelli, F. M. (2016). Private International Law Rules in the Insolvency Regulation Recast: A Reform or a Restatement of the Status Quo? Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.1D9E59EC
  • Perdue, W. C. (2017). Procedure and Private International Law. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.EA9381B8
  • Обращение в Европейский Суд по правам человека : учеб. пособие, Бауринг Б., Ведерникова Д., 2006