European Human Rights
Full course description
In this course the focus will be on the protection of human rights in Europe, especially the Council of Europe and the relation between the ECHR and the EU. Attention will be paid to various aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights and especially the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. The content of various human rights will be studied, like for example the right to life, the prohibition of torture, the right to liberty and the freedom of expression. Also the supervisory mechanism of the European Convention will be discussed as well as some general concepts and doctrines like positive obligations and the margin of appreciation.
Introduction to protection of human rights under the European Convention and increasing the knowledge and understanding of the subject by reading a text book and judgments of the court. Also judgments of the Court and cases in the course book are discussed and analysed.
Basic knowledge of international law and constitutional law.
- Jacobs, White & Ovey, The European Convention on Human Rights, latest edition