POL507 Content of Human Rights in a Comparative Perspective

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 9 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Mgr. Pavel Molek, Ph.D., LL.M. (lecturer)
JUDr. Ladislav Vyhnánek, Ph.D., LL.M. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jan Holzer, Ph.D.
Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Tue 12:00–13:30 U41
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course the student should understand the European system of human rights protection at both the national and international (ECHR) level; the student should be able to present a reasoned analysis of a human rights case; the students should understand the basic case-law of ECHR and national courts related to human rights issues; the student should also understand the different approaches that the courts adopt while dealing with the cases; the students should also gain basic understanding of the jurisprudence and approaches of the African, American, Asian etc. courts.
  • The Concept of Human Rights, Schedule
  • The Evolution of Human Rights Protection in Europe
  • Constitutional Review and Human Rights
  • Human Dignity, Right to Personhood,
  • Equality
  • Right to Life (Abortions, Euthanasia and beyond)
  • Torture
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Association
  • Social Rights
  • Universality or diversity
  • Literatura vložená do studijních materiálů
  • STEINER, Henry J., Philip ALSTON and Ryan GOODMAN. International human rights in context : law, politics, morals : text and materials. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xxxix, 149. ISBN 9780199279425. info
  • Rovnost a diskriminace. Edited by Michal Bobek - Pavla Boučková - Zdeněk Kühn. Vyd. 1. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2007. xlviii, 47. ISBN 9788071795841. info
Teaching methods
Lectures/Class diccussion
Assessment methods
Model case + multi-choice test (10 questions, 5 out of 10 required to pass)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2011, recent)
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