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, with 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.
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 intended to analyse the international mechanisms created in order to control that those rights are effectively guaranteed in national legal systems.
This year the lessons and the teaching laboratories will develop the subjects related to the European asylum and migration law. The course falls with the activities of the Department of Law as Chair of the UNCRC Policy Center.
Definition of human rights and levels of protection; the UN Charter and the following UN legal instruments; examples of conventions whose aim is guaranteeing specific rights or categories of people, in particular the UN Convention and Committee on the Rights of the Child; procedural remedies (judicial and non-judicial mechanisms); prevention of gross violations of human rights; the special rapporteurs.
The regional level of protection of human rights, with particular reference to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) and the proceedings at the Strasbourg Court; the influence of Strasbourg Court’s case law and the applicability of the ECHR in the Italian legal system; the European Union system for the protection of human rights; the relationship between ECHR and EU law after the Lisbon Treaty and the European Court of Justice opinion No. 2/13; fundamental rights and the EU policy of development and cooperation; art. 8 of the ECHR and the protection of children’s rights; unaccompanied migrant children; revision of the European common asylum system.
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