Courses, Thematic Section 1

Thematic Section 1

Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards 24 September – 19 October 2012 (weeks 2,...

Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards

24 September – 19 October 2012 (weeks 2, 3, 4, 5)

TS 1 Responsible: Prof. Felipe Gómez (Institute of Human Rights, University of Deusto)

  • UN Human Rights System
  • Human Rights in Africa
  • The Inter-American System of Human Rights
  • Human Rights in Asia
  • Council of Europe Human Rights Institutions and mechanisms
  • The European Union (EU) and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • Human Rights in EU Legislation and Policies
  • Civil and Political Rights
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Thematic Section 1 explores both the institutional and the normative elements that compose the international protection of human rights that emerged from the legacies of World War II. The system established by the United Nations (1945) deserves particular attention, since it opened the door to the creation of other systems at regional level. In this sense, TS1 focuses in particular on the protection of human rights under the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (EU), the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the African Union (AU). The difficulties to articulate such a system in the Asian region, given its various particularities, are also studied. Two major principles have guided the elaboration of TS 1 throughout its five weeks: 1) the indivisibility of all human rights, both civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights, as essential for the integral protection of human dignity; 2) an intercultural approach to human rights, trying to avoid the too frequent Euro-centric perspective.

Course Details

Course Name Responsible Time
Thematic Section 1 Prof. Felipe Gómez 24 September - 19 October 2012 (weeks 2, 3, 4, 5)

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