This course is included in the optional studies of the Bachelor of Laws degree and the Master of Laws degree.
Registration onto this course is open to all students from the Bachelor of Laws programme and the Finnish Master of Laws programme, all students pursuing doctoral studies and those on the MICL or IBL programme, as well as to exchange students, and to students with the right to complete minor subject studies or the right to complete non-degree studies at the Faculty of Law.
Apply for a right to complete minor subject studies or for the right to complete non-degree studies at the Faculty of Law here: https://guide.student.helsinki.fi/en/article/optional-studies-law and https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-law/admissions/apply-to-the-faculty-of-law.
Students should have completed Principles of International Law (or equivalent course).
International Human Rights course
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will know:
- main concepts, doctrines, and theories used by the ECtHR in its case law;
- relevant and most notable cases from the ECtHR.
Students also should be able to:
- understand how the Strasbourg system works;
- realize the margins and limits of the Court's jurisprudence;
- discuss and critically argue about various European human rights law issues.
Written exam on Mon 2th of December
Re-sit exam on Mon 9th of December
The course provides a comprehensive overview of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Going through the contents of the European Convention on Human Rights in connection with the Court's case law, the course fosters a better understanding of both the procedural aspect of the Court's work and the European human rights law in practice.
Students will be provided with a selection of articles and chapters of books available at the library, in addition to openly available international documents and commentaries.
Designated reading for each lecture will be published on a Moodle page of the course and students are expected to have read certain materials before each session.
The course is concluded with a written examination, which constitutes 100% of a grade. The course work will be assessed on the general scale in accordance with the Faculty’s guidelines.
The course consists of nine lectures and is concluded with a written examination.
For successful completion of the course, the students are expected to follow the lectures, read relevant materials prior to each lecture and be able to apply acquired knowledge to the examination questions, showing understanding of the concepts discussed in the course.