834 International Legal Protection of Human Rights

834 International Legal Protection of Human Rights

  • Study programme and level: University degree programme Public sector governance 1st Cycle
  • 2nd or 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 20
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Verica Trstenjak, PhD


1. Objectives and competences

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

  • Introduction
  • Fundamental rights and human rights in EU and Council of Europe
  • International protection (UNO)
  • Fundamental righst in the EU
  • EU Charta of fundamental rights
  • European Court of Human Rights
  • European Convention of Human rights
  • Fundamental righst in the EU and (economic) fundamental freedoms
  • Case law study
  • Moot court
  • Migration and fundamantal/human rights
  • Others

3. Readings

  • Trstenjak/Weingerl:The Influence of Human Rights and Basic Rights in Private Law, Springer 2016 (izbrana poglavja)
  • Trstenjak/Brkan: Pravo EU: Ustavno, procesno in gospodarsko pravo EU, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 2012, str. 840 (izbrana poglavja)
  • Trstenjak: Temeljne pravice v EU in vpliv Sodišča EU, v zborniku za prof. Ernesta Petriča; Slovenske misli o mednarodnih odnosih in pravu, 2016, 193-211
  • Trstenjak: Varstvo potrošnikov in temeljne pravice ter vpliv sodne prakse SEU, Liber amicorum M.Ilesic, PF Ljubljana, 2017, str. 519-531
  • Trstenjak: Rechtsvergleichende Aspekte: Die Kooperation zwischen dem EuGH und den nationalen Gerichten, insbesondere in Bezug auf die Grundrechtecharta, Tagungsband des 12. Österreichischen Europarechtstags 2012,Manz 2013, S. 13-34
  • Pravni viri EU (pogodbe, Listina EU, uredbe, direktive) in sodbe sodišča EU

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

  • Examination (100%)