Checking date: 03/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Human rights and vulnerable groups
Study: Master in Advanced Studies in Human Rights (67)


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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 4.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Approach to Human Rights International Law of Human Rights Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights Litigation Philosophy of Law and Human Rights
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
-Approach to the meaning of 'vulnerability' in the field of human rights, both in the theoretical and in the positive law. -Identification of differential treatment which constitute discrimination -Knowledge of the most important tools to address discrimination -Awareness in relation to the areas in which the legal articulation of rights is consistent with the exclusion of certain persons
Description of contents: programme
1. Vulnerability and human rights 1.1. Vulnerability and care 1.2. A paradigm shift 2. Vulnerability, equality and non-discrimination 2.1 The theoretical reflection on structural discrimination. Oppression and domination 2.2 Tools against discrimination and Antidiscriminatory Law 3. Some concrete issues: sex, age, disability, migration
Learning activities and methodology
We will work on some theoretical and doctrinal texts, on some cases and on some examples of public policy measures. Some cases and measures will be provided by teachers, students will have to select others
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • ABBERLEY, P., . Oppression and the Development of a Social Theory of Disability. Disability, . Handicap and Society, vol. 2, n. 1, pp. 5-19. 1987
  • BARRANCO AVILÉS, M.C. y CHURRUCA MUGURUZA, C. . Vulnerabilidad y protección de los derechos humanos. Tirant lo Blanch. 2014
  • BARRANCO AVILÉS, M.C.,. Condición Humana y Derechos Humanos. Algunas claves filosóficas para un modelo contemporáneo de derechos humanos. Dykinson. 2016
  • BARRANCO AVILÉS, M.C., . Diversidad de situaciones y universalidad de los derechos. Dykinson. 2011
  • CARTER, S. L., . Reflections of an affirmative action baby. Harper Collins. 1991
  • FINEMAN, M.A.,. The Autonomy Mith. A Theory of Dependency. The New Press. 2003
  • FREDMAN, S.,. Discrimination Law. OxfordUniversity Press. 2002
  • MORAWA, A., . Vulnerability as a Concept of International Human Rights Law. Journal of International Relations and Development, vol. 6, n.2, pp. 139-155. 2003
  • RAMIRO AVILÉS, M.A., Y CUENCA GÓMEZ, P. (coords.). Derechos humanos: la utopía de los excluidos. Dykinson. 2010
  • YOUNG, I. M., . Justice and the Politics of Difference. Princenton University Press. 1990

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.