Human Rights Law (4 ECTS credits, 32 academic hours)
Dates: July 25 - August 12 | ONLINE FORMAT
The main purpose of the course is to help students answer the question: how can one use International human rights law to protect one’s human rights within their own state, region and internationally? First, the course will address the philosophical concept of human rights and look at its gradual development in the humankind’s turbulent history. Next, we will focus on international system of right protection within the United Nations. Then, we will study regional systems of protection of human rights: the African, Asian, Inter-American and European ones. Through analyzing international and regional instruments, the course will focus on particular rights, such as the right to life, the prohibition of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, freedom of assembly, the right to family. Finally, the course will enrich students’ worldview and knowledge with a discussion of topical and controversial issues such as: rights and terrorism, minorities, women’s rights and challenges to human rights in the world.
The course will be interactive and engaging and will offer a virtual tour to a human rights organistion with a practitioner, invite practitioners and speakers from various fields so that students can communicate with them, will offer quizzes, teamwork based exercises, debates and discussions and various practical tasks to learn human rights not only in theory, but also in practice.
International Intellectual Property Law (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours)
Dates: August 01 - 17 | ONLINE FORMAT
The main purpose of the course is to provide international students a basic knowledge of International Intellectual Property Law, focusing on the principal international and regional legal instruments for the protection and the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
After a short overview of the historical development of international protection of copyrights and industrial rights, the first part of the course will focus on WIPO administered treaties (Berne, Paris, Madrid, Hague, Lisbon, etc.). The second, practical part of the course is dedicated to the case studies with a focus on protection and enforcement of IP rights.
During studies at this course, each of the students will have an opportunity to enhance their legal writing and legal research skills, as well as practice public speaking.
Each student will receive a task of presenting the case study on the topics provided by or agreed with the course instructor. The presentation forms 0.5 of the overall grade for the course, while remaining 0.5 is attributed to the written exam on the special LMS platform.