|Course Code :||2100RECREV|
|Semester:||Semester: 2nd semester|
|Study load (hours):||168|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||Dutch|
|Exam period:||exam in the 2nd semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :A passive knowledge of :
Solid passive command of French and English, so that you are able to read and analyze jugdments and documents in these languages.
- General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
2. Learning outcomes
Upon succesful completion of this course, students should :
have a proper understanding of human rights law and specific human rights
understand the dynamic interplay between politics and law
have gained an insight in contemporary challenges for human rights law
be able to deal with new human rights cases
3. Course contents
This course takes a thematic approach, and invites critical reflection on new developments and challenges in human rights law. Three clusters can be identified: institutional developments; interaction with other fields of law; and conceptual challenges. One or more topics will be selected out of each cluster.
This year, the Human Rights Council's review will be examined in the cluster on institutional developments, with a special focus on the universal periodic review and the changing political climate. The cluster on interaction with other fields of law will focus on reservations. Conceptual challenges for human rights law include rights of indigenous peoples and transnational human rights obligations.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: LecturesTutorials
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Oral with written preparationOpen bookOpen-question
Continuous assessment: Participation in classroom activities
6. Study material
W. Vandenhole, Human Rights Treaties and Documents 2010, Acco.
W. Vandenhole, Reader Grondige Studie Fundamentele Rechten en Vrijheden 2011, Acco.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
7. Contact information
I am available for questions before and after class, and can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
(+)last update: 14/06/2011 17:43 wouter.vandenhole