Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year

Course Structure

Il corso è imperniato su lezioni frontali in cui saranno commentati gli atti internazionali più rilevanti in materia di tutela regionale dei diritti umani, con riferimenti puntuali a singoli diritti tutelati.

Required Prerequisites

Some basic knowledge of international legal order is recommended.

Attendance of Lessons


Detailed Course Content

Il corso ha ad oggetto la protezione internazionale dei diritti umani, con riferimento specifico alla tutela su base regionale (Europa, America, Africa e qualche cenno al continente asiatico).

Textbook Information

(1) R. K. M. SMITH, International Human Rights Law, 8th ed., Oxford University Press, 2018: pp. 86-181(Chapters 6 to 10); pp. 195-218 (Chapter 12)

(2) A. HUNEEUS and M. R. MADSEN, Between universalism and regional law and politics: A comparative history of the American, European, and African human rights systems, in International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2018, pp. 136-160

(3) B. ÇALI, M. R. MADSEN and F. VILJOEN, Comparative regional human rights regimes: Defining a research agenda, in iCourts Working Paper Series, No. 115, 2018, pp. 1-14

(4) W. J. JONES, Human rights treaty ratification behavior: An ASEAN way of creating regional standards, in Journal of Global Analysis, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2017, pp. 9-29


Learning Assessment methods

A final exam on both part of the 6 ECTS course. Students are required to write a paper on a topic approved by Professors in advance, having the purpose to give evidence of students' skill to understand internatiional legal rules on human rights protection, according to their interpretation and application.

Examples of frequently Questions and / or Exercises

A topic is assigned to each student in advance.