Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspectives

Term: 
Fall
Credits: 
2.0
Course Description: 

The course aims to familiarize students with fundamental notions and institutions of rights protection on the constitutional (domestic) level in select jurisdictions. Students are expected to be comfortable with approaching domestic constitutional institutions, mechanisms and case law originating from these jurisdictions. Students are expected to be able to critically engage with constitutional provisions on the protection of fundamental rights. Students shall be able to compare constitutional solutions and concepts with pertinent examples from other jurisdictions.

Learning Outcomes: 
  1. Ability to thinking critically at a basic level

  2. Ability to draw on substantial knowledge of international human rights law for critical reasoning on related problems – basic level

  3. Ability to demonstrate substantial knowledge of constitutional law (fundamental rights and their enforcement) in select jurisdictions – basic level

  4. Ability to actively benefit from a substantial knowledge of constitutional law (fundamental rights and their enforcement) in select jurisdictions via a comparative perspective – basic level, applied skills

  5. Ability to use cases and precedents in legal reasoning – basic level

  6. Ability to fuse legal and policy arguments – basic level.

Assessment: 

The final grade is based on overall class participation [10%; not limited to oral assignments], three (3) written take-home assignments [30% total, 10% each], three (3) in-class group projects [30% total, 10% each], and a final essay [30%].