Course: Human Rights Clinic

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Course title Human Rights Clinic
Course code CPV/NLPK
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kopa Ondřej, Mgr.
  • Kopa Martin, JUDr. Ph.D.
  • Tomoszek Maxim, JUDr. PhD.
Course content
Topics for academic year 2016/2017: Right to education Equality and prohibition of discrimination Freedom of expression Right to information Positive obligations of the state Enforcement of human rights Rights of children Rights of persons with disabilities

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Training in job and motor Skils, Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Semestral Work - 36 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course enables students to meet with human rights in practice on the international and national ground. Course is taught by practical seminars stressing on individual students work, and by practices including solving problems, contact with clients, working in human rights nongovernmental organizations, analysing matters for the legislative and judicial purposes, searching for legal information and literature.
In this subject, students will link theoretical knowledge of different branches of law to better understand complex functioning of human rights in practice. They will develop legal skills such as legal analysis and problem solving, legal drafting and others. They will also develop their competence in area of human rights law and acquire deeper understanding of values in law.
There are no pre-requisites for this subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Analyssis of the Student's Portfolio, Final Report

To pass the class, students will have to complete their semestral project in the form of an analytical document accompanied with proposal of concrete improvements for a chosen human-rights issue with a potential for implementation in practice.
Recommended literature
  • Příručka studenta právních klinik / Clinical Student Handbook.
  • Bartoň, M., Kopa, M., & Tomoszek, M. (2014). Základní práva: příklady a dokumenty. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.
  • Bartoň, M., Kratochvíl, J., Kopa, M., Tomoszek, M., Jirásek, J., & Svaček, O. Základní práva.
  • Berger, V. (2003). Judikatura Evropského soudu pro lidská práva. IFEC, Praha.
  • Harris, D. - O'Boyle, M. - Warbrick, C. (2014). Law of the European Convention on Human Rights. 3rd edition.. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
  • Hubálková, E. (2003). Evropská úmluva o lidských právech a Česká republika (Judikatura a řízení před Evropským soudem pro lidská práva). Linde, Praha.
  • Wagnerová, E. a kol. (2012). Listina základních práv a svobod- komentář. Wolters Kluwer.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 5 Winter
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 3 Winter
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 4 Winter