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Human Rights Protection in Europe- Period 4 Social Sciences & Humanities Program Spring 2025 Semester - Amsterdam

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Human Rights Protection in Europe- Period 4

Human Rights Protection in Europe- Period 4 Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Primary Subject Area: Law
Instruction in: English
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Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 84


The course will deal with the historic development of human rights law and the implementation of international human rights law into domestic legal orders. Attention is also paid to the procedure before the European Court of Human Rights and the interpretative methods of the Court. Subsequently, the most important case-law of the Court isdiscussed in respect of Articles 2 (right to life), 3 (prohibition of torture), 5 (right to liberty), 6 (right to a fair trial), 8 (privacy and family life), 9 (freedom of religion) and 10 (freedom of expression). During the course reference is made to other international human rights instruments including those in the EU legal order and mechanisms such as the CPT and the Venice Commission.

Contact hours listed under a course description may vary due to the combination of lecture-based and independent work required for each course therefore, CEA's recommended credits are based on the ECTS credits assigned by VU Amsterdam. 1 ECTS equals 28 contact hours assigned by VU Amsterdam.

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