Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Human Rights
Dual Bachelor in International Estudies and Econmics (Study Plan 2018) (Plan: 417 - Estudio: 328)


Department assigned to the subject: International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Law Methodology and Culture International Public Law International Organizations Security, Peace and Conflicts Resolution
· Understanding of the main critical theories of Human Rights. · Taking conscience of the role of Human Rights in democratic societies. · Ability to detect the principal problems of guaranteeing Human Rights in different cultural contexts. · Ability to adopt a position regarding the concept of Human Rights and their function in the constitutional order. · Ability to solve legal problems from the perspective of Human Rights. · Essential knowledge about the issues of justice of law, the legitimacy of power and rights-based theories.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
I. Conceptual Approach II. Historical Approach III. Human Dignity IV. International Protection of the Human Rights V. Civil and Political Rights VI. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights VII. Self Determination VIII Democratization IX. Minorities X. Women XI. Persons with disabilities XII. Children XIII. Migrants XIV. Violence and Torture and Inhuman Treatment. Genocide and International Criminal Law
Learning activities and methodology
1. Master Classes, where the subject is given with graphical support (slides). To facilitate learning the students have access to audiovisual materials and basic texts of reference to complete and deepen the topics explained in class. A different topic will be studied every week. 2. Practical classes, to smaller groups of students, where they can take a more active part in solving the proposed cases and texts commentaries and exchanging opinions. In these sessions, student´s participation is graded. Student participation in class allows them a deeper understanding of the main issues of the course. Materials will be available on 'Aula Global'
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • ASÍS, R. and ANSUÁTEGUI, F.J. (eds.), . Essays on Human Rights. Thomsom . 2015
  • FREEMAN, M.. Human Rights. Polity. 3rd edition 2017
  • GÓMEZ ISA, F., and DE FEITER, K. (eds.),. International Protection of Human Rights: Achievements and Challenges. University of Deusto. 2006, available at
  • ISHAY, M.R.,. The History of Human Rights form Ancient Times to Globalization Era. University of California Press. 2004
  • WALDRON, J. (ed), . Theories of Rights. Oxford University Press. 1984

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.