Czech Republic, Brno

International Law and Human Rights

online course
when 13 July 2020 - 29 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 600

ABOUT THE COURSE
Masaryk University is located in the judicial capital of the Czech Republic making it a perfect location to study law. This online course takes students through different aspects of international law and how human rights intersect with it. Students will have virtual site visits to the UN in Vienna and Radio Free Europe to discuss how Human Rights intersects with their fields.

This programme uniquely offers students to be taught by esteemed professors, and current members of the court.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME
This online course seeks to not only expand students’ academic knowledge, but also seeks to pull on the strengths of having students from all over the world enroll. The course will encourage students to learn not just from their professors but also from their peers through in class discussions and group projects.

TOPICS
- Human Rights overview
- Levels of Protection
- Constitutional courts and their role in human rights protection
- Human Dignity
- Equality and Discrimination
- Social Rights
- Human Rights and Terrorism
- Right to Life
- Freedom of Expression v Hate Speech: Human Rights and International Criminal Law Perspectives

VIRTUAL SITE VISITS
- Radio Free Europe
- UN

Course aim

LEARNING OUTCOMES
This program is designed to teach students about international law from the European and Czech perspective. As well as enhance students intercultural communication skills through working in group projects with students from other nations.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

- Understand what the human rights are and how they are structured
- Key actors and instruments in the field of protection of human rights
- Limits and conflicts of some of the basic freedoms (e.g. of expression)
- What is the access to the legal help in the Czech Republic and in CEE region

Fee info

EUR 600: All students who apply and commit by June 1.
EUR 700: The programme fee after June 1.