COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Human Rights Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 206
Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Problem Solving
Case Study
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives Obtaining the knowledge about the effects of human rights law in the law system and bringing the knowledge that will gain in human rights law as a practice discipline to an usable level is the aim of this course.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • explain the concept of human rights comparatively with the concepts of public freedoms, rights, freedom, equality etc.
  • classify human rights under categories such as civil and political rights, social rights, group rights, economic rights, solidarity rights.
  • discuss the place, importance and function of these types of rights as a human right.
  • discuss how and in what content human rights are included and protected in internationally recognised conventions and the functioning of protection mechanisms.
  • explain the duties and responsibilities of national law and jurisdictions in the protection and utilisation of human rights in practice, and the sharing of duties and responsibilities of national and international law on rights.
  • define the conditions of individual application (admissibility and substantive examination conditions).
  • explain the duties and responsibilities of national law and jurisdictions in the protection and utilisation of human rights in practice, and the sharing of duties and responsibilities of national and international law on rights. define the conditions of individual application (admissibility and substantive examination conditions).
Course Description Historical development of human rights law, basic classical texts, sources at international level, national rights protection mechanisms, and non-judicial or non-judicial protection mechanisms working at international level constitute the general content of this course.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Historical Development of Human Rights Law, the Conception Issue in Human Rights Law Ebru Karaman, “General Principles of Human Rights”, Section I in Human Rights Law, (Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014), s. 36- 53.
2 The Place of Rules on Human Rights; Sources of Human Rights Law. Karaman, “General Principles of Human Rights”, Section I, s. 18- 35.
3 Characteristics of Human Rights; Classification of Human Rights Human Karaman, “General Principles of Human Rights”, Section I, s. 53- 63; 64- 73.
4 Human Rights Protection Mechanisms Human Regional human rights systems; Regional human rights mechanisms and instruments: Inter-American Court of Human Rights, http://www.corteidh.or.cr/index.php/en. African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, http://en.african-court.org/. European Court of Human Rights, https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home.
5 Human Rights Protection Mechanisms Human Universal Conventions for the Protection of Human Rights:https://www.ohchr.org/EN/pages/home.aspx.
6 Application to the Constitutional Court Constitution of the Republic of Turkey:https://global.tbmm.gov.tr/docs/constitution_en.pd
7 Positive Liabilities Karaman, “Protection of Human Rights”, Section III, s. 145- 170. Avrupa İnsan Hakları Sözleşmesi, https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home.
8 Midterm Exam
9 Overview of the ECHR; Examination of Articles 13, 14 and 15 Karaman, “Subjects of Human Rights and Freedoms”, Section II, s.109-112; 136-138. HUDOC, https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home&c=
10 Article 2 and 3 of ECHR- Review and Practises Karaman, “Subjects of Human Rights and Freedoms”, Section II, s. 75, 78. HUDOC, https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home&c=
11 Article 5 and 6 of ECHR- Review and Practises Karaman, “Subjects of Human Rights and Freedoms”, Section II, s. 85- 93. HUDOC, https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home&c=
12 Article 9, 10 and 11 of the ECHR Karaman, “Subjects of Human Rights and Freedoms”, Section II, s. 96- 103. HUDOC, https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home&c=
13 Practical Study
14 Practical Study
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights Law, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014, ISBN: 9786051521664.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Rhona K. M. Smith, International Human Rights Law, 9th ed.Oxford University Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780198843672.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
42
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
30
Final Exams
1
40
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

Solves the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

Evaluates the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

Evaluates the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

Is conscious of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

6

Takes responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

7

Interprets the sources of law by ways of legal methodology.

X
8

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

10

Informs the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

Monitors the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1).

12

Uses the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest