International law (advanced) (2014/2015)

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Name of lecturer
Maria Caterina Baruffi
Maria Caterina Baruffi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° Periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2015, 2° Periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2015

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course of Advanced International Law focuses on the international protection of human rights arranged within both the United Nations Organisation and the different regional systems. From the first point of view, the main general range instruments and the control mechanisms for the observance of international obligations will be analysed. In particular, the role of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the special rapporteurs will be illustrated.
Moving to the regional level, particular attention will be paid to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and to the European Union system for the protection of human rights, also trying to single out all the issues related to the conflicts that can possibly arise between judgements of the Courts of Luxembourg and Strasbourg.
Not only is the course aimed at defining the inviolable rights listed both in the main international instruments and in the judgements of supranational courts, but it is also intended to analyse the international mechanisms created in order to control that those rights are effectively guaranteed in national legal systems. To this purpose single rights will be thoroughly examined, such as the right to life, the prohibition of torture and the right to a fair trial.
The course falls with the activities of the Department of Law as “Chair of the Uncr Policy Center” coordinated by Hope for Children. The thread of the lessons and the teaching laboratories realized during the course will be the international-European instruments and guaranties to promote and protect the rights of migrant children, in particular unaccompanied children and children separated from their families.

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