COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Human Rights Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 204
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
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;
  • Will be able to evaluate comparatively the concept of human rights with related to the public freedoms, rights, freedom, equality and so on
  • Recognize the rights of contemporary democratic societies and individuals, such as civil and political rights, social rights, group rights, economic rights and rights of solidarity, in their categories.
  • Describe the place, importance and function of these rights types as a human right.
  • Discuss how and why human rights are recognized and protected in internationally accepted conventions, and the functioning of protection mechanisms, included the role and responsibility of national law
  • Will be able to evaluate the individual application requirements (terms of examination and admissibility).
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
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; conceptual problem of Human Rights Law. Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014.
2 Relationship between Human Rights Law and other law branches and disciplines; sources of National and International Human Rigths Law. Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014.
3 Features of Human Rights Law (Universality, Induviduality, Personality, Immunity, Inalienability/Indispensability …); basic approaches in the classification of rights; social, economic and cultural rights. Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014.
4 Human Rights Protection Regional human rights systems; Regional human rights mechanisms and instruments. http://www.corteidh.or.cr/index.php/en; http://en.african-court.org/; https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home
5 Human Rights Protection Universal Conventions For Human Rights Protection. https://www.ohchr.org/EN/pages/home.aspx
6 Individual application to Constitutional Court Constitution of The Republic of Turkey https://global.tbmm.gov.tr/docs/constitution_en.pdf
7 Positive commitments Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014. https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home
8 Midterm Exam
9 General overview of European Convention on Human Rights, examination of Articles 13, 14 and 15. Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014. Datebase: HUDOC. https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home&c= https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home
10 Examination and applications of Article 2 and 3 of European Convention on Human Rights Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014. Datebase: HUDOC. https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home&c= https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home
11 Examination and applications of Article 5 and 6 of European Convention on Human Rights Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014. Datebase: HUDOC. https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home&c= https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home
12 Examination and applications of Article 9, 10 and 11 of European Convention on Human Rights Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014. Datebase: HUDOC. https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home&c= https://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home
13 Presentation
14 Presentation
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Ebru KARAMAN, Human Rights, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2014.

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
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
1
62
62
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
40
Final Exams
1
60
    Total
210

 

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

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

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
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

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

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

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

X
12

To be able to use 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”).

X

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