Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2019/2020 | Previous academic years:  2018/2019 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176005 Subject title: INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 5 Period: 2º S
Department: Derecho
Lecturers
CHICHARRO LAZARO, ALICIA (Resp)

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Module/Subject matter

Public law and administration. Public law.

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Descriptors

This course aims to provide a comprehensive and analytical account of the application of human rights standards in international law, and the operation of the existing international machinery for the protection of human rights. Likewise comparisons are also drawn with regional attempts to promote and protect human rights, with the European system, the Inter-American system, the African system and Arab League system receiving special attention as regards their treaties, their institutions, procedure, and case-law. The course is designed to be both theoretical and practical.

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General proficiencies

Working in an international context (C.G.11)

Knowledge of a foreign language (C.G.4)

Recognition of diversity and multiculturalism (C.G.13)

Adaptability to new situations (C.G.17)

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Specific proficiencies

Ability to properly interpret legal rules (C.E.C.4)

Ability to read and understand specific instruments about legal problems of public law (C.E.c.2)

Ability to perform analysis and diagnostics, lend support and take decisions in different areas of law (C.E.c.8)

Acquisition of a critical awareness of the legal system and development of legal dialectic (C.E.c.7)

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Learning outcomes

Understand and resolve legal problems (in English) (R41)

Ability to read documents in English (R48)

Know the contents, limits, and protection mechanisms of human rights (R120)

Analyze issues of human rights protection and peace-keeping (R56)

Analyze information on violations of human rights from a legal point of view (R35)

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Methodology

A-1 Reading of written materials

A-2 Practical activity

A-3 Preparation of projects

A-4 Discussion forum and group tutorials

A-5 Individual tutorials

A-6 Autonomous study

A-7 Evaluation tests

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Proficiency Learning activity
Understand and resolve legal problems (in English) (R41) Reading of written materials and practical activity (A-1, A-2)
Ability to read documents in English (R48) Reading of written materials and preparation of projects (A-1, A-3)
Know the contents, limits, and protection mechanisms of human rights (R120) Autonomous study and evaluation tests (A-6, A-7)
Analyze information on violations of human rights from a legal point of view (R35) Discussion forum and group tutorial and individual tutorials (A-4, A-5) 

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Languages

English.

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Evaluation

Learning outcomes Assessment tools Grade (%) Recoverable
R35, R41, R48, RR120 Practical assessments 30 % No
R41, R48, R 56, R120 Weekly practicals 10 % No
R35, R56, R120 Final exam 60 % Yes

Minimum mark required for passing the final exam: 2.5 points of 6 total points.

The realization of the final exam of the subject will be face-to-face. Those students who do not take the final exam in person will not be qualified.

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Contents

History of human rights. Human rights law. Sources of international human rights law. United Nations human rights protection. Regional human rights protection systems.

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Agenda

LESSON 1: HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

  1. Emergence of international human rights
  2. Universal rights
  3. New trends and the future of human rights protection

LESSON 2: HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

  1. Concept of human rights
  2. Typology of human rights
  3. Subjects of human rights
  4. Sources of human rights law
  5. Obligations of the States

LESSON 3: UNITED NATION PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL BILL OF RIGHTS

  1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
  2. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966
  3. International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights, 1966

LESSON 4: UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ORGANISMS ON THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  1. Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights
  2. Human Rights Council

LESSON 5: UNITED NATIONS HUMAN PROTECTION OF RIGHTS: MAIN SECTORIAL CONVENTIONS

  1. Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, 1965
  2. Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, 1979
  3. UN Convention against torture, 1984
  4. Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989

LESSON 6: OTHER UN INSTRUMENTS RELATING THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  1. Refugees
  2. Stateless
  3. Indigenous peoples
  4. Persons with disabilities

LESSON 7: COUNCIL OF EUROPE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  1. European Convention on Human Rights, 1950
  2. European Court of Human Rights
  3. Commissioner for Human Rights

LESSON 8: EUROPEAN UNION PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  1. EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, 2000-2007
  2. European Court of Justice jurisprudence on human rights
  3. European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

LESSON 9: ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  1. Inter-American Convention on Human Rights, 1969
  2. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  3. Inter-American Court of Human Rights

LESSON 10: AFRICAN UNION PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  1. African Charter on Human and Peoples¿ Rights, 1981
  2. African Commission on Human and Peoples¿ Rights
  3. African Court on Human and Peoples¿ Rights

LESSON 11: HUMAN RIGHTS WORLWIDE

  1. ASEAN protection of human rights
  2. Arab League protection of human rights
  3. Organization of Islamic Cooperation protection of human rights

LESSON 12: INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

  1. Concept of International Humanitarian Law
  2. Armed conflicts
  3. Relations between human rights law and International Humanitarian Law

LESSON 13: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

  1. International Criminal Court
  2. International crimes
  3. Other international criminal courts

LESSON 14: INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

  1. The notion of international terrorism
  2. Applicability of human rights law in the fight against terrorism
  3. Challenges to human rights law in the fight against terrorism

LESSON 15: BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

  1. Guiding principles on business and human rights
  2. The State duty to protect human rights
  3. The corporate responsibility to protect human rights

 

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Bibliography

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Geneva Institute of Human Rights (2013): Guide on the international mechanisms in the field of human rights protection, Geneva: GIHR.

Philip Alston / Ryan Goodman (2012): International Human Rights, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ilias Bantekas / Lutz Oette (2016), International Human Rights Law and Practice, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Location

Aulario.

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