This « International Protection of Human Rights » course focuses on major issues related to the theory and practice of international human rights law. The course explores the whole picture of current international law aimed at the direct protection of mankind. The course aims to critically reflect upon the evolution of international human rights law. It offers an introduction to the human rights law's mechanisms, at the universal and regional levels, as well as critical analysis of issues and human rights problems such as : the prohibition of discrimination ; the protection of the right to life ; the practice of enforced disappearances ; the protection of human rights in detention ; the prohibition of torture and ill-treatments ; the protection of the right to belief and to practice a religion ; the free speech ; the personal autonomy and the dignity of human beings ; the protection of indigenous peoples ; and business and human rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
What are the universal human rights ?
Reading : Article 15 of the European Convention of Human Rights/ Article 4 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 27 of the American Convention on Human Rights [Documents available (in English) on the official website of the European Court : https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx ?p=home / Inter-American Court : http://www.corteidh.or.cr/index.php/en and UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights : https://www.ohchr.org/FR/Pages/Home.aspx].
Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism
Reading : European Court of Human Rights. Centre for Legal Resources on Behalf of Valentin Câmpeanu v. Romania. Grand Chamber Judgment of July 17, 2014. Application No 47848/08 [Judgment available on the website of the European Court of Human Rights.].
CEDAW Quick & Concise : Explaining the Principle of Non Discrimination
Gandhi (Racial Discrimination)
What is discrimination ?