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Law

Human Rights Law (4 ECTS credits, 32 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: August, 3 - 20 

 
The main purpose of the course is to provide international students a basic knowledge of International Human Rights Law, focusing on the principal international and regional legal instruments for the protection and the promotion of fundamental human rights and freedoms, as well as addressing the international judicial and quasi-judicial human rights bodies at the universal level and the ECHR. 

After a short overview of the historical development of IHRL, the first part of the course will focus on the UN treaties and bodies for the protection of human rights. The second part of the course will be dedicated to the study of the regional systems of protection of human rights. In particular, the course  analyze  the European Convention on Human Rights and the rights protected therein, such as the right to life, the prohibition of torture, inhumane and degrading treatments, the right to liberty, the right of fair trail, the right to opinion and to freedom of speech, the right to family as well as the prohibition of discrimination etc. Finally, the course will explain the methods of international judicial and quasi- judicial human rights bodies at the universal and regional level.