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Transnational justice (International Human Rights Law)

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Transnational justice (International Human Rights Law)

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Anno accademico 2021/2022

Codice attività didattica
GIU0773
Docente
Prof.ssa Ludovica Poli (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studio
Laurea in Global Law and Transnational Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004) [0707L31]
Anno
3° anno
Periodo
Primo semestre
Tipologia
A scelta dello studente
Crediti/Valenza
6
SSD attività didattica
IUS/13 - diritto internazionale
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia esame
Scritto e/o orale
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Propedeutico a
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The course aims at providing students with the conceptual tools to understand key elements of human rights protection and promotion.

The topics addressed and the didactical activities proposed will significantly contribute to the development of students’ specific skills and abilities, in particular critical thinking.

Working on cases and other proposed materials, students will develop the capacity to elaborate independent opinions on HR issues and to formulate arguments using appropriate legal categories and concepts.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will understand principles governing international human rights law and will become familiar with the main UN monitoring systems, as well as with regional judicial mechanisms of protection.

Students will also become able to analyze cases, discuss critical developments in the field and to formulate independent opinions on specific issues.

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COURSE SYLLABUS

Main topics addressed during the course:

  • The rise of IHRL: a transnational issue achieving an international status
    • The role of the UN
    • The contribution or regional organizations
  • The nature of Human Rights
  • Generations of Human Rights
    • Civil and political rights
    • Economic, social and cultural rights
  • Human rights of third generation (peace, environment, development)
  • Types of States obligations
    • Avoiding interference
    • Positive obligations
  • Mechanisms of protection
    • UN Treaty-based bodies and special procedures
    • Regional Courts

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The total duration of the course is 36 hours (6 ECTS).

The course will consist in lectures, individual and collective exercises.

During the AY 21-22, if the general health conditions will make it possible, the course will be held in presence. However, streaming on Webex will be also guaranteed, to allow students in fragile conditions to attend the classes.

In case of changes in the public health situation, teaching modalities might be adjusted. Any modification will be timely communicated via Moodle platform.

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EVALUATION

Students' preparation will be assessed through an oral interview (3 questions on the entire syllabus), aiming at evaluating their knowledge, as well as their presentation skills and ability to analyze and comment relevant documents.

Attending students, who complete all the different activities proposed during the course, will have the opportunity to take a written exam, consisting in a paper, possibly followed by a short oral interview (1 question) to consolidate the final grade.

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SUPPORT ACTIVITIES

Prof. Poli is available to students for clarifications and other didactical necessities. 

In particular, students with disabilities or with specific learning disorders are invited to report their special needs, in order to define possible alternative modalities for taking part in the course and attending the exam.

ludovica.poli@unito.it

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The course materials  will be uploaded on Moodle.

In addition, students may refer to: Rhona K.M. Smith, International Human Rights Law, Oxford 2020.



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