834 International Legal Protection of Human Rights

834 International Legal Protection of Human Rights

  • Study programme and level: Interdisciplinary University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science - 1st Cycle
  • 2nd or 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 20
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Alenka Kuhelj, PhD

1. Objectives and competences


  • The study of international human rights is becoming increasingly important, because of the growing interest regarding questions of justice, not only around the globe, but also in Europe. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the profound knowledge of Human rights, contemporary human rights problems and to increase an awareness of the important role of Human rights.


  • Students should be able to generally understand the concept of human rights from theoretical and practical perspective. Students will know the contemporary human rights problems and be able to use that knowledge to critical value ongoing situation in Europe countries.

2. Content

  • Humanity before Human Rights
  • International Law and Human Rights: foundation
  • International Law and Human Rights: achievements
  • International Law and Human Rights: challenges
  • Morality
  • Case law: Roma educational cases (ECHR)

3. Readings

  • Moyn S., The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History, Belknap Press, 2012
  • Brems E. (ed.), Diversity and European Human Rights, Cambridge University Press, 2013, str. 40-68 in 426-445.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Students will acquire more detailed and profound knowledge of one of the most important parts of Constitutional law – Human Rights. In addition to theoretical knowledge, they will obtain practitioners’ perspective (case law ECHR) of contemporary human rights violations, which will open their critical awareness and perception of ongoing European situation. 

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Teaching methods are lectures, project work or individual assignments and tutorials. Students are required to be prepared for class discussions at a pre-described literature.

6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):

  • Examination (100%)