Course: Student Laboratory of Human Rights 1

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Course title Student Laboratory of Human Rights 1
Course code CPV/NSLPL
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Hamuľák Ondrej, JUDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Challenges of Human Rights protection - material law 2. Challenges of Human Rights protection - procedural law 3. International mechanisms of Human Rights Protection - theory and practice 4. International judicial protection of Human Rights - theory and practice 5. Standards of Human Rights in the Czech Republic - contemporary issues

Learning activities and teaching methods
Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Learning outcomes
Optional subject called Student laboratory of Human Rights follows compulsory subjects Fundamental Rights 1 and Fundamental Rights 2 and Public International Law and it is supposed to provide the students with opportunity for checking and practicing acquired knowledge and skills. The work within the subject is divided in two parallel activities. The first one consists of simulated resolution of current human rights cases, detailed monitoring of decision making of international human rights protection bodies (ECtHR, ACtHR, IACHR, UNHRC, HRC, DESCE, CERD) and practical training of procedural rules of operation of human rights oriented international bodies. The second one consists of resolving current human rights issues arising in the Czech Republic. Partners of Centre for clinical legal education, non-profit organizations (e.g. Human Rights League), participate on this activity.
Students who have completed this course will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge.
The completion of this course is not conditioned upon completion of any other courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

It is essential that those students who would like to pass the course must have attendance within the scope set by the seminar teacher and succeed in the colloquium.
Recommended literature
  • On-line katalogy knihoven.
  • Donelly, J. (2003). Universal Human Rights in Theory and Praktice. 2nd ed.. Ithaca and London.
  • Steiner, H., Alston, P., Goodman, R. (2008). International human rights in context: law, politics, morals : text and materials, 3rd ed. Oxford.
  • Šturma, P. (2010). Mezinárodní a evropské kontrolní mechanismy v oblasti lidských práv, 3. vyd.. Praha, C. H. Beck.
  • Tomuschat, Ch. (2008). Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism. 3nd ed.. New York, CUP.

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 4 Summer
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 3 Summer
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 2 Summer