International human rights in practice (wykład) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Delaine Swenson prof. KUL
Organising unit:Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Prawa
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
ECTS code:10900-0201-0200WYK0089
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
COURSE TYPE AND PREREQUISITES: elective course for III, IV, V year students of law, administration, European studies, intermediate level of English.
OBJECTIVES: The course focuses on the general aspects of international protection of human rights, in particular at the worldwide level. A major part of the course is devoted to the practical side of such protection mainly in the aspect of the right to life; the prohibition of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, the right to liberty and security of person, the right to a fair trial, the right to respect for private life, family life, home and correspondence, freedom of expression.
TEACHING TECHNIQUES: Socratic method, brain storm, small groups, cases, discussion, debates.
Learning outcomes
Teaching method
Course content description

The course is taught in form of seminars where students discuss the different aspects of Human Rights during the debates. The course focuses on two methods: the Oxford debates and moot court trials.
The first method concentrates on Oxford debates on the specific topics selected at the beginning of the course. Students are asked to read the materials on the specific topics provided by the lecturer. Then, selected students present their arguments pro or contra on the chosen topic. The rest of the class is involved in the discussion. The teacher is the moderator of the discussion responsible for the fair process of the debate. As the result of the discussion, students vote on the presented arguments of the topic.
The second method concentrates on the mock trials/hearings in regards to the Human Rights cases actually tried before international courts or tribunals. Students participate in a mock trial where part play roles of attorneys and the judges.
Forms of assessment
Required reading list
Obligatory reading materials are distributed during the course of the class.
Field of study: Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 6
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Grade
Year/semester:Year IV - Semester 8
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Grade
2019-02-20środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-02-27środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-03-06środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-03-13środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-03-20środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-03-27środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-04-03środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-04-10środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-04-24środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-05-08środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-05-15środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-05-22środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-05-29środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-06-05środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50
2019-06-12środaCI-204 14:10 - 15:50