International human rights
- A.A. 2018/2019
- CFU 8
- Ore 40
- Classe di laurea LM-52
No particular prerequisite is required. Basic knowledge of the essential elements of
Public International Law is suggested.
The aim of the course is to help students familiarise with the main international rules
in the field of Human Rights and with the monitoring mechanisms for the protection
of fundamental rights.
Students will learn to carry out targeted legal research in the field of International
Human Rights. They will develop the ability to interpret international rules and case-
law in the field of Human Rights. They will learn to assess the impact of human
rights standards at national level: specifically, the Italian legal order.
The course will address the general framework of human rights protection in
1. Actors and sources.
2. The origins of International Human Rights Law.
3. The United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Universal and regional systems of protection of human rights: specifically, the 1966
UN Covenants and the European Convention on Human Rights.
4. Monitoring compliance with international human rights obligations. UN Charter-
based and treaty-based bodies. The role of international tribunals: specifically, the
European Court of Human Rights.
5. The effects of human rights norms in the Italian legal order.
- 1. (A) TOMUSCHAT Human Rights Between Idealism and Realism, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014 » Pagine/Capitoli: except for Chapters 11, 12 and 13
For students who attend the course: notes and materials provided in class.
Consultation of the main international instruments in the field of human rights is recommended.
- Lectures, case-law analysis and seminar on legal research tools (2 hours).